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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Livestock Slaughterings

February 2019

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
February 2018152.9219.8276.9
February 2019157.7174.8279.5
% Change                
February 2019/20183.1%-20.5%0.9%
Jan-Feb 2019/20185.4%-9.9%4.3%

Cattle slaughterings are up by 3.1% in February 2019

Livestock Slaughterings Release February 2019 Figure 1
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The number of cattle slaughtered in February 2019 increased by 3.1% when compared to February 2018.  See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of February 2019 and February 2018 slaughtering figures also shows that:

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 20.5% 
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 0.9%