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Irish CSO Reports

30 October 2012

Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings September 2012 Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings September 2012


Cattle slaughterings decreased by 17.4% in September

The number of cattle slaughtered in September 2012 was 17.4% lower than in September 2011. See Table 1 and graph.

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

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 7.4%.
  • Pig slaughterings decreased by 10.4%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-September 2012 was 13.0% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 7.5% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 3.8% in pig slaughterings.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-July 2012 and January-July 2011, Ireland showed a 12.9% decrease in cattle slaughterings while of the major EU cattle producing countries, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany recorded decreases of 7.7%, 4.2%, 3.7% and 0.2% respectively. See page 4.

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