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21 December 2012

Irish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings November 2012 ReviewIrish CSO - Livestock Slaughterings November 2012 Review

Pig slaughterings decreased by 4.8%.
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Cattle Slaughterings

Cattle Slaughterings Decreased by 6.6% in November

The number of cattle slaughtered in November 2012 was 6.6% lower than in November 2011.

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

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 23.0%.
  • Pig slaughterings decreased by 4.8%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-November 2012 was 10.7% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 11.7% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 3.3% in pig slaughterings.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-September 2012 and January- September 2011, Ireland showed a 3.8% increase in pig slaughterings while of the major EU pig producing countries, Spain recorded an increase of 2.1%, During the same period, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, France and Germany recorded decreases of 8.4%, 6.8%, 4.4%, 3.3% and 2.3% respectively

 CattleSheepPig
    ‘000 head  
November 2011 160.3 218.1 273.1
November 2012 149.8 268.2 260.1
Percentage Change      
Nov 2012/2011 -6.6% 23.0% -4.8%
Jan-Nov 2012/2011 -10.7% 11.7% 3.3%

December 2012

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