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Sheep Throughput

Ireland - meat export premises (head)

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
09.12.2017 08.12.2018 2017 2018
Lambs 57,923 54,568 2,354,241 2,352,964 -0.1
Cast Ewes & Rams 9,658 10,557 422,656 482,650 14.2
Total Sheep 67,581 65,125 2,776,744 2,835,848 2.1
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
09.12.2017 08.12.2018 2017 2018
Lambs 9,071 9,273 401,680 369,399 -8.0
Cast Ewes & Rams 647 636 28,943 23,063 -20.3
Total Sheep 9,718 9,909 430,728 389,462 -9.6
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs


Great Britain (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
09.12.2017 08.12.2018 2017 2018
Total Sheep 335,855 281,080 11,933,761 11,455,026 -4.0
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs


United Kingdom (head)*

To Date To Date % Change
Dec '16 Dec '17 2016 2017
Lambs 1,207,212 NaN 11,800,045 4,919,668 -58.3
Cast Ewes & Rams 136,359 NaN 1,566,996 632,871 -59.6
Total Sheep 1,343,571 NaN 13,367,041 5,552,539 -58.5
*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