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Mutton production up for the year

  • By: "Prime" Ag News
  • Mar 13, 2018

JANUARY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for January 2018:

   * Cattle slaughter increased by 3,710 head (or 0.6%) for the month ending January 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 24,580 head (or 4.2%) year-on-year.

   * Calf slaughter decreased by 1,850 head (or 5.6%) for the month ending January 2018 compared with the previous month and decreased by 1,430 head (or 4.4%) year-on-year.

   * Sheep slaughter decreased by 17,370 head (or 2.7%) for the month ending January 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 92,390 head (or 17.2%) year-on-year.

   * Lamb slaughter decreased by 450 head for the month ending January 2018 compared with the previous month and decreased by 30,140 head (or 1.6%) year-on-year.

   * Pig slaughter decreased by 690 head (or 0.2%) for the month ending January 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 19,310 head (or 4.5%) year-on-year.