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31 March 2015

Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Survey December 2014Irish CSO Reports - Livestock Survey December 2014


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The results of the December 2014 Livestock Survey show that the number of dairy cows increased by 45,300 (+4.2%) while other cows decreased by 43,900 (-4.0%).Total cattle numbers decreased by 66,000 (-1.0%) to 6,243,100. See Table 1.

Further comparisons with the December 2013 results indicate that:

  • The total number of pigs was 1,505,000 an increase of 36,500 (+2.5%). Non-breeding pigs were up 2.7% and breeding pigs up 0.8%. See Table 3.

  • Total sheep numbers showed a slight increase at 3,324,900, up just 800 head. The number of other sheep (non-breeding) was up 43,400 (+5.6%) while breeding sheep numbers were down 42,600 (-1.7%). See Table 2.

  • Ewes under 2 years decreased by 23,900 (-5.0%) and ewes 2 years and over decreased by 18,800 (-0.9%). See Table 2.

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