UK Slaughter Statistics
20 August 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 July 2015 are given below:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in July 2015 were 2.8% higher than July 2014 at 181 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 83 thousand tonnes, 6.2% higher than in July 2014.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 2.0% higher than in July 2014 at 1.3 million head. Mutton and lamb production was 30 thousand tonnes, 3.7% higher than in July 2014.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 3.4% higher than in July 2014 at 1.00 million head. Pigmeat production was 84 thousand tonnes, 4.1% higher than in July 2014.
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