UK Slaughter Statistics
11 December 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 October 2015 are given below:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in October 2015 were 6.0% lower than October 2014 at 189 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 89 thousand tonnes, 2.5% lower than in October 2014.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 8.3% lower than in October 2014 at 1.4 million head. Mutton and lamb production was 32 thousand tonnes, 8.3% lower than in October 2014.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 5.4% higher than in October 2014 at 1.09 million head. Pigmeat production was 92 thousand tonnes, 5.0% higher than in October 2014.
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