7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/08/2019   
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Trends in livestock slaughtered and meat produced

Cattle

Compared to May 2019:

  • Cattle slaughtered decreased 0.3% to 686,500 head
  • Beef production decreased 0.5% to 194,800 tonnes

Compared to June 2018:
  • Cattle slaughtered increased 3.1%
  • Beef production increased 1.0%

Image: Graph showing number of cattle slaughtered and beef produced over a one year period


Calves

Compared to May 2019:
  • Calves slaughtered remained steady at 49,400 head
  • Veal production remained steady at 2,300 tonnes

Compared to June 2018:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 31.4%
  • Veal production increased 47.8%

Image: Graph showing number of calves slaughtered and veal produced over a one year period

Sheep

Compared to May 2019:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 1.1% to 764,100 head
  • Mutton production decreased 1.3% to 17,900 tonnes

Compared to June 2018:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 13.1%
  • Mutton production decreased 12.1%

Image: Graph showing the number of sheep slaughtered and the amount of mutton produced over 12 months

Lamb

Compared to May 2019:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 2.5% to 1.78 million head
  • Lamb production decreased 2.1% to 41,600 tonnes

Compared to June 2018:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 9.3%
  • Lamb production decreased 5.3%

    Image: Graph showing number of lambs slaughtered and lamb produced over a one year period
Pigs

Compared to May 2019:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 0.4% to 433,000 head
  • Pork production decreased 0.4% to 33,500 tonnes

Compared to June 2018:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 4.8%
  • Pork production decreased 5.9%
Image: Graph showing number of pigs slaughtered and pork produced over a one year period