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

Cattle

Compared to October 2019:

  • Cattle slaughtered increased 1.2% to 744,900 head
  • Beef production increased 1.2% to 210,300 tonnes

Compared to November 2018:
  • Cattle slaughtered increased 10.3%
  • Beef production increased 8.9%

Image: Graph showing the number of cattle slaughtered and amount of beef produced in Australia over the past 13 months


Calves

Compared to October 2019:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 0.2% to 46,700 head
  • Veal production increased 1.1% to 2,400 tonnes

Compared to November 2018:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 8.9%
  • Veal production increased 31.2%

Image: Graph showing the number of cattle slaughtered and amount of veal produced in Australia over the past 13 months

Sheep

Compared to October 2019:
  • Sheep slaughtered increased 2.4% to 792,700 head
  • Mutton production increased 2.5% to 19,800 tonnes

Compared to November 2018:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 2.3%
  • Mutton production increased 3.3%

Image: Graph showing the number of sheep slaughtered and the amount of mutton produced in Australia over the past 13 months

Lamb

Compared to October 2019:
  • Lambs slaughtered increased 1.1% to 1.74 million head
  • Lamb production increased 1.0% to 40,800 tonnes

Compared to November 2018:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 4.2%
  • Lamb production increased 0.5%

Image: Graph showing the number of lambs slaughtered and amount of meat produced in Australia over the past 13 months

Pigs

Compared to October 2019:
  • Pigs slaughtered remained steady at 421,000 head
  • Pork production decreased 0.1% to 32,400 tonnes

Compared to November 2018:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 6.3%
  • Pork production decreased 8.0%
Image: Graph showing the number of pigs slaughtered and amount of pork produced in Australia over the past 13 months