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Sheep Throughput

Ireland - meat export premises (head)

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
10.02.2018 09.02.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 39,214 35,353 262,493 239,517 -8.8
Cast Ewes & Rams 8,451 6,639 49,797 53,478 7.4
Total Sheep 47,665 41,992 312,290 292,996 -6.2
Figures for year to date are in respect of actual slaughter days in relevant calendar years


Nr. Ireland - meat export premises (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
10.02.2018 09.02.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 5,915 4,888 41,161 35,400 -14.0
Cast Ewes & Rams 716 632 3,362 3,600 7.1
Total Sheep 6,631 5,520 44,523 33,800 -24.1
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs


Great Britain (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
10.02.2018 09.02.2019 2018 2019
Total Sheep 234,707 232,015 1,411,276 1,357,424 -3.8
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs


United Kingdom (head)*

To Date To Date % Change
Dec '17 Dec '18 2017 2018
Lambs NaN NaN 4,919,668 n.a. -100.0
Cast Ewes & Rams NaN NaN 632,871 n.a. -100.0
Total Sheep NaN NaN 5,552,539 n.a. -100.0
*Due to new survey method by DEFRA these figures will no longer be available on a weekly basis - we shall publish them monthly

Sheep YTD chart