Irish CSO Reports
01 October 2012
The number of cattle slaughtered in August 2012 was 9.6% lower than in August
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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