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UK Slaughter Statistics


18 September 2014

UK Slaughter Statistics - 18 September 2014UK Slaughter Statistics - 18 September 2014


UK Slaughter Statistics

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 August 2014 are given below:

  • Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings were 8.7% higher than in August 2013 at 143 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 65 thousand tonnes, 12% higher than in August 2013 mainly due to Steer throughputs being 8.7% higher than the same month last year.

  • Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 0.9% higher than in August 2013 at 1068 thousand head. Mutton and lamb production was 25 thousand tonnes, 1% higher than in August 2013. 

  • Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 0.8% higher than in August 2013 at 776 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 65 thousand tonnes, 2.2% higher than in August 2013. 

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