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Irish CSO Reports

26 June 2015

Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Slaughterings May 2015Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Slaughterings May 2015


Cattle slaughterings decreased by 12.6% in May 2015

The number of cattle slaughtered in May 2015 was 12.6% lower than in May 2014. See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of May 2015 and May 2014 slaughtering figures also shows that:

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 5.3%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 3.5%

A comparison of figures for January-May 2015 with the corresponding period of 2014 shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings decreased by 5.1%
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 1.1%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 7.2%

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