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Livestock Slaughterings

October 2021

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
October 2020167.8285.3304.6
October 2021158.2266.6296.9
 % change
October 2021/2020-5.7%-6.6%-2.5%
Jan-Oct 2021/2020-5.7%-5.7%3.9%

The number of cattle slaughtered during the period January to October 2021 decreased by 5.7%

Livestock Slaughterings Release October 2021 Figure 1
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Cattle slaughterings fell by 5.7% during the period January to October 2021 when compared to the corresponding period in 2020. See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison between January to October 2021 and the same period in 2020 shows that:

  • Sheep slaughterings contracted by 5.7%
  • The number of pigs slaughtered increased by 3.9% 

An analysis of the data for October 2021 compared to October 2020 shows the following:

  • Cattle slaughterings decreased by 5.7%
  • The number of sheep slaughtered fell by 6.6%
  • Pig slaughterings contracted by 2.5%