The number of cattle slaughtered in Ireland last month was almost 18 per cent higher than in July of 2012.
Figures released today from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) also show rises in the number of sheep and pigs slaughtered in Ireland over the same period.
Sheep slaughterings increased by 10 per cent, while pig slaughterings increased by just over 2 per cent.
A comparison of figures for January-July 2013 with the corresponding period in 2012 showed that
cattle slaughterings increased by almost 11 per cent (10.9). Sheep slaughterings increased by 12.5 per cent, while pig slaughterings saw a decrease of just over a per cent (1.3).
The figures include slaughterings at both meat establishments approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and slaughterhouses and meat plants approved by local authorities under S.I.432 of 2009
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