7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Oct 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2019   
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Trends in livestock slaughtered and meat produced

Cattle

Compared to September 2019:

  • Cattle slaughtered increased 1.4% to 728,400 head
  • Beef production increased 1.3% to 205,800 tonnes

Compared to October 2018:
  • Cattle slaughtered increased 8.4%
  • Beef production increased 7.1%

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


Calves

Compared to September 2019:
  • Calves slaughtered decreased 0.9% to 45,600 head
  • Veal production increased 0.3% to 2,300 tonnes

Compared to October 2018:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 7.4%
  • Veal production increased 29.5%

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

Sheep

Compared to September 2019:
  • Sheep slaughtered increased 0.7% to 729,900 head
  • Mutton production increased 2.1% to 18,700 tonnes

Compared to October 2018:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 13.1%
  • Mutton production decreased 5.5%

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

Lamb

Compared to September 2019:
  • Lambs slaughtered increased 0.4% to 1.69 million head
  • Lamb production increased 0.5% to 39,800 tonnes

Compared to October 2018:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 5.5%
  • Lamb production increased 0.4%

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

Pigs

Compared to September 2019:
  • Pigs slaughtered remained steady at 421,100 head
  • Pork production remained steady at 32,500 tonnes

Compared to October 2018:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 6.8%
  • Pork production decreased 8.4%
Image: Graph showing the number of pigs slaughtered and pork produced over the past 13 months in Australia