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Livestock Slaughterings October 2022

The number of cattle slaughtered during the period January to October 2022 increased by 7.5%

Online ISSN: 2009-5651
CSO statistical publication, , 11am

Key Findings

  • Between January and October 2022, cattle slaughterings rose by 7.5% when compared with the same period in 2021.

  • Sheep slaughterings grew by 7.4% between January and October 2022 when compared with the same period in 2021. 

  • The number of pigs slaughtered decreased by 0.6% between January and October 2022 when compared with the same period in 2021. 

  • An analysis of the data for October 2022 compared with October 2021 shows that cattle slaughterings increased by 5.9%. 

  • The number of sheep slaughtered rose by 5.5% in October 2022 compared with October 2021. 

  • Pig slaughterings fell by 5.6% in October 2022 compared with October 2021. 

Tables and Graphs

Table 1.1 presents analysis on month versus month and year-to-date comparisons of the current year and the previous year's livestock slaughterings. Figure 1 shows year-to-date trends of livestock slaughterings from 2020 to 2022.

Table 1.1: Livestock Slaughterings - October 2022
 CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
October 2021158.8266.2297.5
October 2022168.2280.7280.9
 % change
October 2022/20215.9%5.5%-5.6%
Jan-Oct 2022/20217.5%7.4%-0.6%
X-axis label202020212022
Cattle1569.1541479.6271590.99
Sheep2607.7992458.1812640.6
Pigs2931.653048.8223031.766
Show Table: Table 1.2: Livestock Slaughterings October 2022