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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Livestock Slaughterings

November 2018

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
November 2017181.7305.1314.0
November 2018184.7300.2316.3
% Change                
November 2018/20171.7%-1.6%0.7%
Jan-Nov 2018/20173.1%2.8%3.8%

Sheep slaughterings are down by 1.6% in November 2018

Livestock Slaughterings Release November 2018 Figure 1
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The number of sheep slaughtered in November 2018 decreased by 1.6% when compared to November 2017.  See Table 1 and graph.

A further comparison of November 2018 and November 2017 slaughtering figures also shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 1.7% 
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 0.7%

A comparison of figures for January-November 2018 with the corresponding period of 2017 shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 3.1%
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 2.8%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 3.8%