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Irish CSO Reports

28 March 2012

Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings February 2012Irish CSO Livestock Slaughterings February 2012

The number of cattle slaughtered in February 2012 was 7.5 per cent lower than in February 2011. The number of pig slaughterings increased by 11.5 per cent.

The number of cattle slaughtered in January-February 2012 was 2.7 per cent lower than the corresponding 2011 period.

Over the same period there was an increase of 9.0 per cent in sheep slaughterings and an increase of 12.1 per cent in pig slaughtering.

Comparing EU figures for the periods January to December 2010 and January to December 2011, Ireland showed a 9.3 per cent increase in pig slaughterings while of the major EU pig producing countries, Poland, Denmark, Spain and Germany recorded increases of 5.1 per cent, 3.8 per cent, 3.0 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively.

During the same period France recorded a decrease of 0.5 per cent.

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