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CSO statistical release, 27 March 2018, 11am

Livestock Slaughterings

February 2018

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
February 2017150.6207.0259.2
February 2018148.9221.6277.6
% Change                
February 2018/2017-1.2%7.1%7.1%
Jan-Feb 2018/20172.5%7.9%7.2%

Sheep slaughterings are up by 7.1% in February 2018

Livestock Slaughterings Release February 2018 Figure 1
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The number of sheep slaughtered in February 2018 is up by 7.1% when compared to February 2017.  See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of February 2018 and February 2017 slaughtering figures also shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings decreased by 1.2%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 7.1%

A comparison of figures for January-February 2018 with the corresponding period of 2016 shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 2.5%
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 7.9%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 7.2%