7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/05/2019   
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Livestock slaughtered and meat produced


Trends since December 2018

Cattle

  • 2.09 million were slaughtered (up 2.0%)
  • 590,800 tonnes of beef were produced (up 0.9%)

Image: Graph showing cattle slaughter and beef produced in Australia since March 2017


Sheep
  • 2.45 million were slaughtered (down 3.2%)
  • 58,000 tonnes of mutton were produced (down 2.8%)

Image: Graph showing sheep slaughter and mutton produced in Australia since March 2017

Lambs
  • 5.57 million were slaughtered (up 0.2%)
  • 126,000 tonnes of lamb were produced (up 1.3%)

Image: Graph showing lamb slaughter and meat produced in Australia since March 2017

Pigs
  • 1.33 million were slaughtered (down 1.0%)
  • 103,700 tonnes of pork were produced (down 1.4%)

Image: Graph showing pig slaughter and pork produced in Australia since March 2017

Chickens
  • Chicken slaughter remained steady at 165 million head
  • 319,600 tonnes of chicken meat were produced (up 2.0%)


Image: Graph showing chicken slaughter and meat produced in Australia since March 2017