United Kingdom Slaughter Statistics - November 2008

UK - The average weekly slaughter rate for pigs decreased slightly in October by comparison with September, says the latest figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Overall Slaughter numbers rose, but this is on account of it being recorded over a five week month, rather than the average four.
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In October, 847,000 clean pigs went for slaughter compared to 669,000 in August and 699,000 in September, where the latter two were four-week months.

The number of sows and boars sent for slaughter in October was 21,000 compared to 18,000 in September and 16,000 in August.

The average carcase weights declined slightly at 77.5 kg for clean pigs as did also the sow and boar average slaughter weight at 146.3 kg in October, compared to 151.3 kg in September.

Totally, the UK produced 69,000 tonnes of pigmeat during October compared to 57,000 tonnes in September, 54,000 tonnes in August and 67,000 tonnes in July.

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