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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Livestock Slaughterings

June 2020

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
June 2019142.5231.3257.7
June 2020164.4279.1297.2
 % change
June 2020/201915.4%20.6%15.3%
Jan-Jun 2020/2019-4.4%4.8%0.7%

Cattle slaughterings are up by 15.4% in June 2020

Livestock Slaughterings Release June 2020 Figure 1
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Cattle slaughterings increased by 15.4% when compared to June 2019.  See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison between June 2020 and June 2019 slaughtering data also shows that:

  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 20.6%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 15.3%

 

An analysis of the data for January-June 2020 with the corresponding period of 2019 shows the following:

  • Cattle slaughterings decreased by 4.4%
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 4.8%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 0.7%