The slaughtering of livestock in the second quarter of 2021 was a split between gainers and losers. Chevon’s up by 29% or 3,886kg from last quarter’s 3,019kg; while beef consumption increased to 9% or an equivalent of 171,235kg from the first quarter’s only 156,837kg. Carabeef’s down by 17% at 163,379kg from 197,714kg and pork by 8% at 3,410,198kg from 3,691,505kg in the first quarter.
Poultry consumption which was unfaltering at its climb in a consistent increase of not less than 10% in the previous year was only up by 4% from the first quarter or a total of 11,489,290kg from 11,010,546kg.
The over-all consumption of livestock from the first to the second quarter was down by 8% or a total of 48,320 heads (3,748,698kg) from 52,558 heads (4,049,075kg) being slaughtered. It further went down by 25% when compared to the same quarter last year of 63,217 heads which totalled 4,998,105kg.
Poultry remained strong at 30% increase in consumption from 7,507,222 birds (9,917,496kg) in the same quarter last year to 9,794,955 birds (11,489,290kg) this year.
Here are the numbers in tables