Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (794)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

794. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of lambs under one year of age slaughtered here in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44438/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Data is collected by the Department in relation to the category of Spring Lambs, defined as sheep that are under 12 months of age that are both born and slaughtered within the same calendar year,

The following table shows the number of spring lambs which were slaughtered in the Republic of Ireland from 2016 to date in 2019.

Year

Quantity

2019

1,183,957

2018

1,653,201

2017

1,695,277

2016

1,560,808

Figures as reported in the Meat Market Report up to 27 October 2019.