Irish CSO Reports
28 March 2012
The number of cattle slaughtered in January-February 2012 was 2.7 per cent lower than
the corresponding 2011 period.
Over the same period there was an increase of 9.0 per cent in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 12.1 per cent in pig slaughtering.
Comparing EU figures for the periods January to December 2010 and January to December 2011, Ireland showed a 9.3 per cent increase in pig slaughterings while of the major EU pig producing countries, Poland, Denmark, Spain and Germany recorded increases of 5.1 per cent, 3.8 per cent, 3.0 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively.
During the same period France recorded a decrease of 0.5 per cent.
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