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Sheep Throughput

Ireland - meat export premises (head)

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
14.04.2018 13.04.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 39,479 50,293 640,055 565,317 -11.7
Cast Ewes & Rams 9,081 6,518 116,535 104,988 -9.9
Total Sheep 48,560 56,811 756,582 670,306 -11.4
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
14.04.2018 13.04.2019 2018 2019
Lambs 4,795 6,144 90,760 78,301 -13.7
Cast Ewes & Rams 519 597 6,922 8,344 20.5
Total Sheep 5,314 6,741 97,682 81,445 -16.6
*provisional - includes export plants and local abattoirs


Great Britain (head)*

w/e w/e To Date To Date % Change
14.04.2018 13.04.2019 2018 2019
Total Sheep 184,309 269,088 3,433,851 3,442,456 0.3
*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