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Irish CSO Reports

27 May 2015

Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Slaughterings April 2015Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Slaughterings April 2015


Cattle slaughterings decreased by 8.1% in April 2015

The number of cattle slaughtered in April 2015 was 8.1% lower than in April 2014. See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of April 2015 and April 2014 slaughtering figures also shows that:

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 5.5%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 7.9%

A comparison of figures for January-April 2015 with the corresponding period of 2014 shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings decreased by 3.1%
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 0.1%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 8.2%

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