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Irish CSO Reports

27 July 2012

Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings Review June 2012Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings Review June 2012

Cattle slaughterings decreased by 22.1% in June.

The number of cattle slaughtered in June 2012 was 22.1% lower than in June 2011. See Table 1 and graph.

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

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 4.3%.
  • Pig slaughterings decreased by 1.3%.
  • The number of cattle slaughtered in January-June 2012 was 14.4% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 5.1% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 6.3% in pig slaughtering.

    Comparing EU figures for the periods January-April 2012 and January-April 2011, Ireland showed a 12.8% decrease in cattle slaughterings while of the major EU cattle producing countries, Germany recorded an increase of 2.5% . During the same period the United Kingdom, Italy and France recorded decreases of 7.8%, 5.5% and 3.2% respectively.

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