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25 May 2012

Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings - April 2012Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings - April 2012

The number of cattle slaughtered in April 2012 was 19.4% lower than in April 2011.
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Cattle slaughterings decreased by 19.4% in April

The number of cattle slaughtered in April 2012 was 19.4% lower than in April 2011.

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

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 0.2%.
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 6.6%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-April 2012 was 12.8% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 4.2% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 7.2% in pig slaughtering.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-February 2012 and JanuaryFebruary 2011, Ireland showed an 8.4% increase in sheep slaughterings while of the major EU sheep producing countries, Spain and France recorded increases of 1.1% and 0.6% respectively. During the same period the United Kingdom and Greece recorded decreases of 6.1% and 4.4% respectively.

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