7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, December 2018
Sep 2018
Dec 2018
Sep '18 to Dec '18
Dec '17 to Dec '18

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 999 838
2 019 495
1.0%
10.8%
Calves
120 504
131 058
8.8%
24.7%
Sheep
2 541 413
2 647 451
4.2%
33.0%
Lambs
5 628 914
5 424 813
-3.6%
-5.6%
Pigs
1 358 790
1 359 511
0.1%
1.3%
Chickens
163 926 607
166 583 949
1.6%
5.2%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
577 731
577 390
-0.1%
5.8%
Veal
4 904
5 137
4.8%
10.9%
Mutton
59 701
62 211
4.2%
27.7%
Lamb
125 449
120 629
-3.8%
-7.9%
Pig meat
106 430
106 585
0.1%
2.7%
Total red meat
874 216
871 951
-0.3%
4.6%
Chicken meat
304 941
312 926
2.6%
4.5%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
86 034
78 659
-8.6%
-18.3%



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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia

KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for December 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 19,700 head (or 1.0%) compared with the September quarter and increased by 197,100 head (or 10.8%) year on year.
  • Calf slaughtered increased 10,600 head (or 8.8%) when compared to the September quarter and increased 25,900 head (or 24.7%) year on year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 106,000 head (or 4.2%) compared with the September quarter and increased by 656,800 head or (33.0%) year on year.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased 204,100 head (or 3.6%) compared with the September quarter and decreased by 321,000 head (or 5.6%) year on year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 720 head (or 0.1%) compared with the September quarter and increased by 17,400 head (or 1.3%) year on year.
  • The number of chickens slaughtered increased by 1.6% to 166.6 million this quarter and increased 5.2% year on year
  • Chicken meat production increased by 8,000 tonnes (or 2.6%) compared with the September quarter and increased by 13,400 tonnes (or 4.5%) year on year.
  • Brokers and dealers receivals of wool decreased by 7,400 tonnes (or 8.6%) compared with the September quarter and decreased by 17,600 tonnes (or 18.3%) year on year.