Jump in Irish cattle slaughterings

The number of cattle slaughtered in June 2013 was 8.9 per cent higher than in June 2012, according to Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures released this morning.

A further comparison of June 2013 and June 2012 slaughtering figures also shows that sheep slaughterings increased by 0.1 per cent and pig slaughterings decreased by 4.8 per cent.

A comparison of figures for January-June 2013 with the corresponding 2012 period shows that cattle slaughterings increased by 10 per cent, sheep slaughterings increased by 13.2 per cent and pig slaughterings decreased by 1.9 per cent.

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