UK Slaughter Statistics
19 July 2016
From February 2016 onwards data collection moved from a statistical month to a calendar month basis. Year on year comparisons are therefore calculated using the daily average for throughput and production to account for the varied number of days in each period.
The key results for June 2016 compared to June 2015 are:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in June 2016 were 6.4% higher than May 2015 at 161,000 head. Beef and veal production was 72,000 tonnes, 5.9% higher than in June 2015.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 4.5% lower than in June 2015 at 1.1 million head. Mutton and lamb production was 22,000 tonnes, 9.2% lower than in June 2015.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 0.8% lower than in June 2015 at 864,000 head. Pigmeat production was 74,000 tonnes, 0.9% higher than in June 2015.
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