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Irish CSO Reports

26 April 2013

Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings March 2013Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings March 2013


Livestock Slaughterings

Livestock Slaughterings
March 2013

Cattle Slaughterings Increased by 4.4% in March

Cattle Slaughterings

The number of cattle slaughtered in March 2013 was 4.4% higher than in March 2012. See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of March 2013 and March 2012 slaughtering figures also shows that

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 41.3%.
  • Pig slaughterings decreased by 3.4%.

A comparison of figures for January-March 2013 with the corresponding 2012 period shows that

  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 8.0%
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 32.8%
  • Pig slaughterings decreased by 2.7%

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