Irish slaughterhouses continue on good levels. National locations have managed 37,000 units during the past week, down from the week before that, yet up from the same week of 2019. Most of the units so far have been heifers and calves, and while Irish slaughterhouses have decreased production volumes from the start of 2020, the reduction hasn’t been catastrophic.
During the week of July 6th – 10th 2020, Irish slaughterhouses managed 37,153 units. Specifically: 2,977 young bulls, 996 adult bulls, 13,516 calves, 9,422 cows and 10,242 heifers. The total number was 259 less than the previous week but 1,879 more than the same week of 2019. The number of adult bulls decreased by about 200 units and that of young bulls by 2,000. Calves, cows and heifers increased.
Starting January 1st
The trend since the beginning of January has been slightly downward, but not catastrophic. As a matter of fact, Irish slaughterhouses transformed 906,174 units from January 1st to June 29th, while during the same period of 2019 the amount was of 939,100.
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