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UK Slaughter Statistics


18 June 2015

UK Slaughter Statistics - 18 June 2015UK Slaughter Statistics - 18 June 2015


UK Slaughter Statistics

Key points

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 May 2015 are given below:

  • Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in May 2015 were 7.8% lower than May 2014 at 144 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 64 thousand tonnes, 6.9% lower than in May 2014.
  • Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 0.1% lower than in May 2014 at 803 thousand head. Mutton and lamb production was 19 thousand tonnes, 0.2% lower than in May 2014.
  • Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 5.0% higher than in May 2014 at 789 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 67 thousand tonnes, 5.5% higher than in May 2014.

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