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Irish CSO Reports

01 October 2012

Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings Review August 2012Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings Review August 2012

Cattle slaughterings decreased by 9.6 per cent in August 2012, according to the Irish Central Statistics Office.

The number of cattle slaughtered in August 2012 was 9.6% lower than in August 2011.

A further comparison of August 2012 and August 2011 slaughtering figures also shows that Sheep slaughterings increased by 14.1%.

Pig slaughterings increased by 0.1%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-August 2012 was 12.5% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 7.5% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 5.7% in pig slaughterings.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-June 2012 and January-June 2011, Ireland showed a 6.3% increase in pig slaughterings while of the major EU pig producing countries, Spain recorded an increase of 4.2%.

During the same period Denmark, Poland, France and Germany recorded decreases of 6.1%, 5.1%, 1.4% and 0.8% respectively.

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