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2011/12 Cattle Slaughter Figure Adjusted Upwards

08 March 2012

EU - The 2011 and 2012 cattle production, slaughter and stock figures are adjusted to a higher level than anticipated in the Annual Livestock Report.

A revision of official census and slaughter numbers in 2010 is the basis for higher estimates of the calf crop and ending inventories in 2011 and 2012, in the USDA GAIN: EU-27 Livestock and Products Semi-annual report.

Slaughter is also revised to a higher level as a result of increased feed costs and high carcass prices throughout the EU.

The 2011 cattle export figure has been adjusted upwards by more than 100,000 head as Turkey lowered the import tariff for live cattle countering the higher Turkish import tariffs for beef.

The 2011 and 2012 beef export figures are adjusted to a lower level accordingly.

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