About us

Statistical Information

Licensed Businesses

2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14
Export abattoirs 22 22 20 21 21 16
Local abattoirs 19 17 19 19 20 23
Poultry processing facilities 20 20 21 22 21 22
Further meat processing facilities 342 350 352 352 346 351
Retail butcher shops 885 904 927 941 961 967
Prime tallow processing facilities 2 2 3 3 3 3
Game meat processing facilities 1 1 1 1 1 1
Inedible rendering facilities 9 9 9 9 9 8
Pet meat processing facilities 11 11 12 13 14 13
Pet food establishments 55 57 54 55 58 58
Seafood processing facilities 155 155 149 148 148 144
Seafood retailers 194 195 195 211 202 209
Aquaculture businesses 17 19 18 18 19 22
Wildcatch businesses 127 188 191 205 223 228

Total Animals Processed (Domestic and Export)

2018/19 2017/18 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14
Cattle 2,190,363 1,503,910 1,653,814 2,232,172 1,806,579
Calves 360,165 290,185 358,802 400,104 440,175
Sheep 4,376,920 3,607,096 3,394,947 3,942,913 4,133,799
Lamb 11,485,296 11,918,241 10,219,929 9,815,001 10,178,567
Pigs 1,191,168 1,152,889 1,161,786 1,144,259 1,018,668
Goats 750,498 977,563 979,079 1,214,816 1,253,707
Deer 3,338 2,643 2,685 2,649 3,248
Emu/Ostriches 3,575 4,023 6,654 5,742 4,338
Other 9,109 6,641 6,684 11,376 12,991

Animals Processed (Domestic)

2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15
Cattle 313,378 286,533 291,563 359,104 448,884
Calves 16,215 33,578 48,259 63,657 66,638
Sheep 638,063 406,022 345,538 365,246 592,139
Lamb 2,988,699 3,347,836 2,899,824 2,976,770 2,862,139
Pigs 310,188 341,461 359,887 373,324 372,625
Goats 41,332 33,353 37,475 51,487 107,199
Deer 273 86 147 184 148
Emu/Ostriches 2,500 2,500 3,381 4,000 2,573
Other 7,953 6,545 6,684 11,378 12,991

Animals Processed (Export)

2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15
Cattle 1,876,985 1,217,377 957,248 1,294,710 1,783,288
Calves 343,950 290,185 203,750 295,145 333,466
Sheep 3,738,857 3,607,096 2,434,636 3,029,701 3,350,774
Lamb 8,496,597 11,918,241 7,163,375 7,243,159 6,952,862
Pigs 880,980 1,152,889 820,047 788,462 771,634
Goats 709,166 977,563 1,006,542 927,592 1,107,617
Deer 3,065 2,634 2,531 2,501 2,501
Emu/Ostriches 1,075 4,023 1,677 2,654 3,169
Other 1,156 96 - - -

Further information