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Table 1 Total horses kept and number of horses sold and disposed of, arranged by category of sale and disposal 2010 and 2011

From: A demographic survey of unwanted horses in Ireland in 2011 and totals for 2012 and a comparison with 2010

Year 2010 2011
Horses kept 2,738 3,708
Private sales 134 147
Public auction 406 606
Sold to dealer 98 61
Retired 82 108
Re-homed 116 44
Euthanasia 61 124
Category 2 plant 32 44
Abattoir 30 41