Dáil Éireann - Volume 417 - 24 March, 1992

Written Answers. - Livestock Slaughtering Numbers.

[1283] 403. Mr. Noonan (Limerick East) asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of cattle and sheep slaughtered at meat export plants at the end of, (a) March and (b) September for each of the past ten years.

[1284] Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The number of cattle and sheep slaughtered at meat export plants at the end of, (a) March, (b) September and (c) December for each of the past ten years is as follows:

Period

(a)

(b)

(c)

January — March

January — September

January — December

Cattle

Sheep

Cattle

Sheep

Cattle

Sheep

1982

152,830

111,190

600,626

759,913

927,527

894,604

1983

175,186

114,970

623,073

576,074

979,237

812,147

1984

201,865

144,301

693,790

682,229

1,129,001

911,007

1985

206,827

170,401

780,000

939,393

1,251,284

1,273,310

1986

239,530

148,110

877,647

831,453

1,430,562

1,193,414

1987

286,734

174,052

876,728

958,931

1,342,771

1,306,461

1988

237,209

250,012

720,422

1,068,362

1,225,341

1,418,469

1989

195,399

347,425

603,706

1,542,162

1,147,250

2,082,213

1990

234,389

407,198

819,658

2,252,521

1,358,826

3,031,784

1991

283,573

442,168

962,725

2,517,291

1,496,289

3,246,826