October 17, 2017
Ireland's meat supply increased almost 5% in 2016
Ireland's total meat supply in 2016 increased 4.8%, or by 63,000 tonnes, to 1,369,000 tonnes, according to the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO).
CSO data showed that livestock slaughterings increased 4.9% to 1,078,000 tonnes, while imports of meat amounted to 291,500 tonnes, an increase of 4.5%.
Some 950,000 tonnes, or almost 70% of the total available supply of meat, were exported, and the remaining 419,000 tonnes (30.6%) were used domestically.