7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, March 2018
Dec 2017
Mar 2018
Dec '17 to Mar '18
Mar '17 to Mar '18

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 821 836
1 833 913
0.7%
3.8%
Calves
106 572
106 688
0.1%
9.7%
Sheep
1 988 572
1 996 353
0.4%
21.4%
Lambs
5 676 020
5 712 452
0.6%
1.2%
Pigs
1 341 262
1 353 996
0.9%
4.6%
Chickens
158 812 943
156 557 516
-1.4%
-4.1%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
544 171
546 682
0.5%
5.1%
Veal
4 699
4 637
-1.3%
-2.7%
Mutton
48 744
48 251
-1.0%
15.9%
Lamb
129 276
130 220
0.7%
1.3%
Pig meat
103 613
104 375
0.7%
4.5%
Total red meat
830 502
834 164
0.4%
4.9%
Chicken meat
301 363
298 752
-0.9%
-2.8%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
94 836
95 474
0.7%
0.0%



Graph Image for Number of Livestock Slaughtered, Australia
Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia

KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for March 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 12,080 head (or 0.7%) compared with the December quarter and increased by 67,890 head (or 3.8%) year on year.
  • The number of calves slaughtered increased marginally (by 120 head or 0.1%) when compared to the December quarter and increased 9,400 head (or 9.7%) year on year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 7,780 head (or 0.4%) compared with the December quarter and increased by 351,600 head or (21.4%) year on year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased 36,400 head (or 0.6%) compared with the December quarter and increased by 68,600 head (or 1.2%) year on year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 12,700 head (or 0.9%) compared with the December quarter and increased by 59,000 head (or 4.6%) year on year.
  • Chicken production decreased by 2,610 tonnes (or 0.9%) compared with the December quarter and decreased by 8,670 tonnes (or 2.8%) year on year.
  • Receivals of wool increased by 640 tonnes (or 0.7%) compared with the December quarter and decreased by 20 tonnes year on year.