Beef kill back 85,728 head on 2014 levels – Weekly kill drops by 2%

The 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 December 7, 2015, the national beef kill stood at 1.51m.

Total heifer throughput at the factories last week stood at 399,942 head, back 17,853 on the corresponding period last year.

Looking at the young bull kill last week, it was back 19% on the corresponding period in 2014.

Total young bull throughput stood at 148,261 head, back 34,561 head on the 182,822 head that went to the factories last year.

Steer throughput is up 3% on the corresponding period last year. For the week ending December 7, 2015 the cumulative steer kill stood at 615,924 head up 19,863 on the corresponding period last year.

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

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 312,565 on December 7, 2015.

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Weekly Beef Kill Differences

The weekly beef kill for the week ending December 7, 2015, sits at 32,915 head. This is down 2% on the previous week.

The weekly steer kill is back 5% compared to the previous week. As of December 7, 12,178 head went to the factories.

Looking at the weekly heifer kill, it is down 4% (323 head) on the previous week as the previous weeks kill stood at  9027 head.

Young bull throughput to factories last week was up 9% on the previous week. Some 5,523 head went to the factories last week.

The weekly bull throughput stood at 437 head last week, back 3% on the previous week while the cow kill stood at 6009 head, back 4% on the previous week.

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