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Livestock Products, Australia

Quarterly statistics on receivals of wool, livestock slaughtering, meat production, and exports. Includes seasonally adjusted and trend totals

Reference period
September Quarter 2019
Released
14/11/2019

Livestock products (trend)

Since June 2019

Cattle

  • 2.1 million were slaughtered (up 1.0%)
  • 594,100 tonnes of beef were produced (up 0.7%)
     
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Sheep

  • 2.1 million were slaughtered (down 5.2%)
  • 51,900 tonnes of mutton were produced (down 3.3%)
     
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Lambs

  • 5.3 million were slaughtered (down 3.5%)
  • 123,700 tonnes of lamb were produced (down 2.4%)
     
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Pigs

  • 1.3 million were slaughtered (down 2.0%)
  • 97,600 tonnes of pork were produced (down 2.1%)
     
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Chickens

  • 160 million were slaughtered (down 0.7%)
  • 300,700 tonnes of chicken meat were produced (down 1.9%)
     
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Wool

Receivals for the September 2019 quarter continue to be 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.

  • 73,400 tonnes were received (down 4.7%)
  • Wool brokers and dealers reported decreases in all states with New South Wales down 3.4% (to 23,100 tonnes), Victoria down 4.3% ( to 21,900 tonnes) and Western Australia down 5.3% (to 17,000 tonnes)
     
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Livestock value (original)

Gross value quarterly original movements for September 2019:

  • Cattle and calves increased by 16.3% to $3.4 billion
  • Sheep and lambs increased by 5.4% to $1.2 billion
  • Pigs increased by 5.0% to $365 million
  • Poultry remained steady at $701 million
     
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Data downloads - time series spreadsheets

Table 1. Livestock slaughtered - excluding chickens: all series ('000)

Table 2. Livestock slaughtered - chickens: all series ('000)

Table 3A. Livestock slaughtered - excluding chickens: original ('000)

Table 3B. Livestock slaughtered - chickens: original ('000)

Table 4. Chicken meat produced: all series (tonnes)

Table 5. Exports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed meat: original (tonnes)

Table 6. Exports of live sheep and cattle: original

Table 7. Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool: all series (tonnes)

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Publication tables

Gross value of livestock slaughtered