UK Slaughter Statistics
21 March 2016
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 February 2016 are given below:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in February 2016 were 0.3% higher than February 2015 at 156 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 71 thousand tonnes, 0.5% lower than in February 2015.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 3.7% lower than in February 2015 at 845 thousand head. Mutton and lamb production was 20 thousand tonnes, 1.0% lower than in February 2015.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 7.5% higher than in February 2015 at 879 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 76 thousand tonnes, 9.1% higher than in February 2015.
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