The number of cattle slaughtered in June 2014 was 22.2% higher than in June 2013 according to Latest data from the CSO.
A total of 139,000 heead of cattle were killed in June this compares to 113,000 in 2013 and 106,000 in 2012. The cumulative kill from January to June is running some 14% ahead of the same period last year.
A further comparison of June 2014 and June 2013 slaughtering figures also shows that sheep slaughterings increased by 17.0% with a total of 250,000 cattle killed over the period. Pig slaughterings also increased by 8.5%.
A comparison of figures for January-June 2014 with the corresponding period of 2013 shows that sheep slaughterings decreased by 0.2% and pig slaughterings increased by 0.2%.