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The slaughter of pigs and sheep and lambs increased in August
The quantity of milk delivered to dairies in August was 227 000 tonnes. In relation to the figures for August 2017 it is a decrease by 2 %. 61 600 tonnes of drinking milk and 18 800 tonnes of acidified milk produced at the dairies during the month. Other dairy products produced during the month were 8 200 tonnes of cream, 6 600 tonnes of cheese, 900 tonnes of butter and 7 100 tonnes of milk powder.
38 200 cattle were slaughtered in August and the total slaughter weight of cattle was 12 300 tonnes. Compared with the same month last year, the slaughter of cattle decreased by 2 %.
234 500 pigs were slaughtered in August. The total slaughter weight of pigs was 21 800 tonnes, which compared with the figures of August 2017 and 2016 is an increase by 1 and 8 % respectively.
The slaughter of sheep and lambs in August increased by 2 % compared with August 2017. 26 900 sheep and lambs were slaughtered during the month, with a total slaughter weight of 530 tonnes.
This month’s figures for slaughtered poultry and egg delivery were not available at the time of publication. The statistics will be published in the Statistical database of the Board of Agriculture when available.