UK Slaughter Statistics
26 September 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 August 2016 compared to August 2015 are:
- Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in August 2016 were 1.3% higher than August 2015 at 157,000 head. Beef and veal production was 72,000 tonnes, 0.2% lower than in July 2015.
- Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 2.0% lower than in August 2015 at 1.2 million head. Mutton and lamb production was 27,000 tonnes, 3.3% lower than in August 2015.
- Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 0.9% lower than in August 2015 at 902,000 head. Pigmeat production was 76,000 tonnes, 0.1% lower than in August 2015.
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