UK Slaughter Statistics July 2008

by 5m Editor
17 July 2008, at 2:46pm

UK - The numbers of clean pigs and sows and boars sent for slaughter in the UK during June rose slightly on the May figures, but were still well down on the five week month of April according to the latest figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

In June 668,000 clean pigs went for slaughter compared to 887,000 in April and 644,000 in May, which with June was a four week month.

The numbers of sows and boards sent for slaughter in June were exactly the same as in May at 17,000 compared to 25,000 in April and 21,000 in March.

The average carcase weights remain fairly stable at 75.6 kg for clean pigs although the sow and boar average slaughter weight rose to 155.2 kg in June compared to 147.8 kg in May.

In total, the UK produced 53,000 tonnes of pig meat during June compared to 51,000 tonnes in May, 71,000 tonnes in April and 57,000 tonnes in March.

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