UK Slaughter Statistics
16 July 2015
This release shows the latest monthly information on the slaughtering of cattle, sheep and pigs. It also includes dressed carcase weight and meat production information.
The key results for June 2015 are given below:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in June 2015 were 7.1% lower than June 2014 at 141 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 63 thousand tonnes, 6.4% lower than in June 2014.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 3.2% higher than in June 2014 at 957 thousand head. Mutton and lamb production was 22 thousand tonnes, 4.3% higher than in June 2014.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 5.1% higher than in June 2014 at 813 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 68 thousand tonnes, 6.0% higher than in June 2014.
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