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24 October 2012

Irish CSO Reports- Crops and Livestock Survey June 2012Irish CSO Reports- Crops and Livestock Survey June 2012


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Preliminary estimates for June 2012 show an increase in sheep numbers of 315,300 (+6.5%). Other sheep (non-breeding) increased by 172,200 (+7.4%) and breeding sheep increased by 143,000 (+5.7%). See Table 3.

The total area under cereals decreased by 13,200 hectares (-4.4%). The area under wheat decreased by 4,700 ha (-5.0%), the area under barley decreased by 7,500 ha (-4.1%) and the area under oats decreased by 600 ha (-2.8%). See Table 1.

The June 2012 results also show that:

  • The total number of cattle increased by 261,100 (+4.0%). This was mainly due to increases of 131,200 (+14.7%) in male cattle under 1 year and 96,800 (+14.4%) in male cattle 1 to 2 years. See Table 2.
  • The area under potatoes increased by 19.0% to 12,300 ha.

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