7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/09/2019   
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Trends in livestock slaughtered and meat produced

Cattle

Compared to June 2019:

  • Cattle slaughtered remained steady at 690,700 head
  • Beef production remained steady at 196,100 tonnes

Compared to July 2018:
  • Cattle slaughtered increased 2.8%
  • Beef production increased 1.4%

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


Calves

Compared to June 2019:
  • Calves slaughtered decreased 0.7% to 48,800 head
  • Veal production remained steady at 2,300 tonnes

Compared to July 2018:
  • Calves slaughtered increased 24.6%
  • Veal production increased 41.6%

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

Sheep

Compared to June 2019:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 2.0% to 721,300 head
  • Mutton production decreased 1.5% to 17,300 tonnes

Compared to July 2018:
  • Sheep slaughtered decreased 19.7%
  • Mutton production decreased 17.0%

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

Lamb

Compared to June 2019:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 3.2% to 1.70 million head
  • Lamb production decreased 2.9% to 39,700 tonnes

Compared to July 2018:
  • Lambs slaughtered decreased 11.1%
  • Lamb production decreased 6.5%

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

Pigs

Compared to June 2019:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 0.9% to 422,700 head
  • Pork production decreased 0.9% to 32,700 tonnes

Compared to July 2018:
  • Pigs slaughtered decreased 7.1%
  • Pork production decreased 8.4%
Image: Graph showing the number of pigs slaughtered and the amount of pork produced in Australia over the past 13 months