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Irish CSO Reports

21 June 2012

Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings - May 2012Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings - May 2012

The number of pigs slaughtered in May 2012 increased by 10.2% compared to May 2011.

Cattle slaughterings decreased by 13.1% in May

The number of cattle slaughtered in May 2012 was 13.1% lower than in May 2011.

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

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 18.2%.
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 10.2%.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-May 2012 was 12.9% lower than the corresponding 2011 period. Over the same period there was an increase of 7.6% in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 7.8% in pig slaughtering.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January-March 2012 and January-March 2011, Ireland showed a 7.3% increase in pig slaughterings while of the major EU pig producing countries, Spain recorded an increase of 4.8% . During the same period Denmark, France and Germany recorded decreases of 5.3%, 1.3% and 0.9% respectively.

Livestock Slaughterings
May 2012

June 2012

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