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UK Slaughter Statistics June 2008

by 5m Editor
19 June 2008, at 2:34pm

UK - The numbers of clean pigs and sows and boars sent for slaughter in the UK during May fell sharply compared to the previous two months according to the latest figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

In May 644,000 clean pigs went for slaughter compared to 887,000 in April and 700,000 in March. However, May, like March was a four week month while April was a five week month.

The numbers of sows and boards sent for slaughter in May were 17,000 compared to 25,000 in April and 21,000 in March.

The average carcase weights remain fairly stable at 75.7 kg for clean pigs although the sow and board average slaughter weight fell slightly to 147.8 kg.

In total, the UK produced 51,000 tonnes of pig meat during May, compared to 71,000 tonnes in April and 57,000 tonnes in March.

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