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20 July 2012

Irish CSO Reports Meat Supply Balance - July 2012Irish CSO Reports Meat Supply Balance - July 2012

Production of beef and veal decreased to 546,000 tonnes in 2011 from 558,000 tonnes in 2010, a decrease of 2.2%.
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Meat Supply Balance 2011

Slaughterings Exports Exports as a percentage of slaughterings
‘000 tonnes ‘000 tonnes
Beef and veal 546 509 93.2%
Pig meat 235 181 77.0%
Sheep meat 48 46 95.8%
Poultry meat 131 108 82.4%

Beef and Veal Production Decreases by 2.2% in 2011

Production of beef and veal decreased to 546,000 tonnes in 2011 from 558,000 tonnes in 2010, a decrease of 2.2%. In 2011, exports of beef and veal accounted for 93.2% of slaughterings, compared to 93.0% in 2010. See Table 1.

Comparisons with 2010 show that in 2011 (see Table 1):

  • Pig meat slaughterings increased by 9.3% or 20,000 tonnes.
  • Poultry meat slaughterings increased by 4.0% or 5,000 tonnes.
  • Other meat slaughterings increased by 18.2% or 2,000 tonnes.
  • Sheep meat slaughterings remained the same at 48,000 tonnes.

Table 2 gives comparable figures for human consumption of different meats for the European Union Member States for 2008 and 2009. Figures 3-5 compare human consumption of different meats for the European Union Member States for 2009.

Slaughterings in Ireland

Figure 1 shows slaughterings for Cattle (Beef and veal), Pigs, Sheep and Poultry over the period 2001 – 2011. Slaughterings of Cattle account for 56% of total carcass weight slaughter in 2011.

Figure 1 Slaughterings in Ireland ('000 tonnes)

Meat consumption in Ireland

Figure 2 shows consumption of Beef and veal, Pig, Sheep and Poultry meat over the period 2001 – 2011. There was a noticeable decline in Pig meat consumption for 2008, which coincided with the pork dioxin crisis.

Figure 2 Meat Consumption Per Capita in Ireland (Kg)

July 2012

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