Livestock movement statistics

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources releases livestock movement statistics twice a year, based on returned waybills.

In February/March it publishes statistics for the previous calendar year, and in August/September it publishes statistics for the previous financial year.

Cattle numbers may be underestimated due to delays in the return of waybills. Numbers may also be overestimated due to consecutive movements to the final destination of the same mob.

Previous years

Statistics for previous years are also updated as waybills are returned.

Numbers of horses, deer and camels entering the NT from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania are not included in the statistics for 2011 and 2012 as there was no requirement to return a waybill during those years.

Cattle movements - NT

These statistics record the number of head moved from NT to other states, from other states to NT and within the NT:

Cattle movements - regions

These statistics record the number of head moved from NT regions to other states, between NT regions and from other states to NT regions. These figures are published once a year.

Cattle & buffalo movements - for slaughter 

These statistics record the number of head moved from the NT to other states and within the NT.

Livestock movements - all species

These statistics record the number of head moved from the NT to other states, within the NT and from other states to the NT for each of the following species - buffalo, cattle, alpacas, camels, deer, donkeys, goats, horses, llamas, pigs, sheep.

All species movements for slaughter - NT regions

These statistics record the total number of livestock of all species moved from NT regions to other states for slaughter.  These figures are usually published once a year.

NT property identification code and species per region

These statistics record the number of PICs for each region and the total number of livestock for all species for each region.

Pastoral market update - livestock export information

The department publishes a monthly update of cattle and other livestock exported through Darwin Port.

The updates are published through the online publications library.

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For further information please contact Adele Kluth, Livestock Identification Systems Administrator (LISA) on 08 8999 2033 or adele.kluth@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 19 June 2017