1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2012  Final
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In Queensland in January 2012, in trend terms, there were:

  • 310,400 cattle slaughtered, the highest number of any state or territory (49.2% of all cattle slaughtered), and the highest in Queensland since April 2007
  • 9,300 calves slaughtered, little changed from the January 2011 figure
  • 35,200 sheep slaughtered, an increase of 2.0% on the January 2011 figure, but still well below the recent high of 65,000 in February 2009
  • 23,500 lambs slaughtered, the eleventh consecutive monthly increase, but still the lowest number slaughtered in the nation.

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Livestock slaughtering statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments. They include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments.