7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Apr 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Trends in livestock slaughtered and meat produced

Cattle

Compared to March 2019:

  • Cattle slaughtered increased 0.3% to 695,700 head
  • Beef production increased 0.1% to 197,300 tonnes

Compared to April 2018:
  • Cattle slaughtered increased 7.8%
  • Beef production increased 3.8%


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

Calves

Compared to March 2019:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 2.9% to 49,900 head
  • Veal production increased 3.8% to 2,300 tonnes

Compared to April 2018:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 43.8%
  • Veal production increased 63.8%

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


Sheep

Compared to March 2019:
  • Sheep slaughtered increased 1.2% to 835,600 head
  • Mutton production increased 0.7% to 19,400 tonnes

Compared to April 2018:
  • Sheep slaughtered increased 7.3%
  • Mutton production increased 6.4%

Image: graph showing sheep slaughter and mutton production data for the last 12 months

Lamb

Compared to March 2019:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 0.3% to 1.92 million head
  • Lamb production increased 0.1% to 44,500 tonnes

Compared to April 2018:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 4.6%
  • Lamb production decreased 2.3%
    Image: Graph showing number of lambs slaughtered and lamb produced over a one year period

Pigs

Compared to March 2019:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 0.2% to 438,900 head
  • Pork production decreased 0.4% to 33,800 tonnes

Compared to April 2018:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 3.2%
  • Pork production decreased 4.4%
    Image: Graph showing number of pigs slaughtered and pork produced over a one year period