Beef kill back 82,832 head on 2014 levels – Weekly kill up 1%

Throughput of cattle to beef factories last week was back 5% on the corresponding period last year, figures from the Department of Agriculture show.

As of November 30, 2015, the national beef kill stood at 1.56m.

Total heifer throughput at the factories last week stood at 408,012 head, back 4% on the corresponding period last year.

Looking at the young bull kill last week, it was back 20% on the corresponding period in 2014.

Total young bull throughput stood at 142,738 head, back 36,350 head on the 179,088 head that went to the factories last year.

Steer throughput is up 4% on the corresponding period last year. For the week ending November 30, 2015 the cumulative steer kill stood at  603,746 head up 20,477 on the corresponding period last year.

The bull kill is back 9,016 head on the corresponding period last year; a 22% change on the year.

Bull throughput stood at 32,258 head for the week ending November 30, 2015.

The cumulative cow kill is back 12% on the corresponding period in 2014. Figures from the Department show that the national cow kill stood at 306,556 on November 30, 2015.

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Weekly Beef Kill Differences

The weekly beef kill for the week ending December 1, 2015, sits at 33,630 head. This is up 1% on the previous week.

The weekly steer kill is back 7% compared to the previous week. As of December 1, 12,771 head went to the factories.

Looking at the weekly heifer kill, it is up 2% (195 head) on the previous week. The weekly heifer kill last week stood at 9,027 head.

Young bull throughput to factories last week was up 28% on the previous week. Some 5,048 head went to the factories last week.

The weekly bull throughput stood at 452 head las week, back 3% on the previous week while the cow kill stood at 6,261 head, back 4% on the previous week.

Beef kill dec 1 weekly