7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/08/2019   
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Livestock slaughtered and meat produced

Trends since March 2019


  • 2.07 million were slaughtered (up 0.4%)
  • 582,700 tonnes of beef were produced (down 0.2%)

Cattle slaughter and beef production by quarter

  • 2.2 million were slaughtered (down 6.7%)
  • 53,000 tonnes of mutton were produced (down 5.6%)

Sheep slaughter and mutton production by quarter

  • 5.7 million were slaughtered (up 2.2%)
  • 132,000 tonnes of lamb were produced (up 3.5%)

Lamb slaughter andf production by quarter

  • 1.3 million were slaughtered (down 1.8%)
  • 100,600 tonnes of pork were produced (down 2.0%)

Pig slaughter and pork production by quarter

  • 159 million were slaughtered (down 2.1%)
  • 308,000 tonnes of chicken meat were produced (down 1.3%)

Chicken slaughter and production by quarter


Receivals for the June 2019 quarter are the lowest on record. Continuing dry seasonal conditions have led to a decrease in wool produced in most regions, with many farms destocking across recent months.

  • 78,500 tonnes were received (down 2.7%)
  • Wool brokers and dealers reported decreases in most states with a Victoria down 2.9% ( to 23,200 tonnes), Western Australia down 3.5% (to 18,300 tonnes) and South Australia down 11.7% (to 9,300 tonnes)
  • New South Wales reported a 1.8% increase in wool receivals (to 24,900 tonnes)

Image: Graph showing total number of tonnes of wool recieved since June 1979