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07 September 2012

Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings Review July 2012Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings Review July 2012

Cattle Slaughterings Decreased by 3.3% in July
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The number of cattle slaughtered in July 2012 was 3.3% lower than in July 2011.

A further comparison of July 2012 and July 2011 slaughtering figures also shows that

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 7.9%.
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 8.6%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-July 2012 was 13.1% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 5.6% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 6.6% in pig slaughterings.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-May 2012 and January-May 2011, Ireland showed a 7.8% increase in sheep slaughterings while of the major EU sheep producing countries, Greece, France, the United Kingdom and Spain recorded decreases of 6.3%, 3.1%, 2.6% and 1.9% respectively.

Cattle Slaughterings

Livestock Slaughterings
Cattle Sheep Pigs
‘000 head
July 2011 118.2 233.8 232.7
July 2012 114.3 252.3 252.7
Percentage Change
July 2012/2011 -3.3% 7.9% 8.6%
Jan-Jul 2012/2011 -13.1% 5.6% 6.6%

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