During the period January-June 2003, the production of beef from live cattle amounted to 961 tonnes, which is 0.9% higher than the figure of 952 tonnes registered in the corresponding period of 2002. Beef production from the slaughter of imported cattle decreased slightly by 0.2%, from 841 tonnes to 839 tonnes, while local beef production (including live cattle from Rodrigues) increased by 9.9%, from 111 tonnes to 122 tonnes. Local production accounted for only 12.7% of total beef production.
The production of goat meat and mutton witnessed a fall of 9.8 %: 55 tonnes in January-June 2003 against 61 tonnes in January-June 2002. The share of local production inclusive of imports from Rodrigues stood at 36.8%.
The production of pork went up slightly by 0.8%, from 357 tonnes in the first semester of 2002 to 360 tonnes in the corresponding period of 2003.
source: Central Statistics Office