UK Slaughter Statistics
16 April 2015
Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in February 2015 were 1.0% lower than March 2014 at 153 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 69 thousand tonnes, 0.6% lower than in March 2014.
Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 15% higher than in March 2014 at 952 thousand head. Throughputs have now been higher year on year every month for the past twelve months. Mutton and lamb production was 22 thousand tonnes, 10% higher than in March 2014.
Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 4.1% higher than in March 2014 at 810 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 69 thousand tonnes, 5.3% higher than in March 2014.
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