7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2019   
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Livestock slaughtered and meat produced


Trends since June 2019

Cattle

  • 2.1 million were slaughtered (up 1.0%)
  • 594,100 tonnes of beef were produced (up 0.7%)

Image: Graph showing cattle slaughtered and beef produced in Australia over the past 9 quarters


Sheep
  • 2.1 million were slaughtered (down 5.2%)
  • 51,900 tonnes of mutton were produced (down 3.3%)

Image: Graph showing sheep slaughtered and mutton produced in Australia over the past 9 quarters

Lambs
  • 5.3 million were slaughtered (down 3.5%)
  • 123,700 tonnes of lamb were produced (down 2.4%)

Image: Graph showing lambs slaughtered and lamb produced in Australia over the past 9 quarters

Pigs
  • 1.3 million were slaughtered (down 2.0%)
  • 97,600 tonnes of pork were produced (down 2.1%)

Image: Graph showing pigs slaughtered and pork produced in Australia over the past 9 quarters

Chickens
  • 160 million were slaughtered (down 0.7%)
  • 300,700 tonnes of chicken meat were produced (down 1.9%)


Image: Graph showing chicken slaughtered and meat produced in Australia over the past 9 quarters

Wool

Receivals for the September 2019 quarter continue to be the lowest on record. Continuing dry seasonal conditions have led to a decrease in wool produced in most regions, with many farms destocking across recent months.

  • 73,400 tonnes were received (down 4.7%)
  • Wool brokers and dealers reported decreases in all states with New South Wales down 3.4% (to 23,100 tonnes), Victoria down 4.3% ( to 21,900 tonnes) and Western Australia down 5.3% (to 17,000 tonnes)

Image: Graph showing the wool receivals in Australia over the past 9 quarters