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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Livestock Slaughterings

July 2019

CattleSheepPigs
'000 heads
July 2018163.1295.0292.8
July 2019164.7291.0306.6
% Change   
July 2019/20181.0%-1.4%4.7%
Jan-July 2019/20184.7%-4.8%0.2%

Cattle slaughterings are up by 1%

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

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

  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 1.4% 
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 4.7%

A comparison of figures for January-July 2019 with the corresponding period of 2018 shows that:

  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 4.7%
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 4.8%
  • Pig slaughterings increased by 0.2%