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UK Slaughter Statistics - October-December 2009

by 5m Editor
18 January 2010, at 10:29am

UK - The latest statistics produced by Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the fouth quarter, October to December 2009.

UK monthly slaughter estimates

Monthly estimates of the number of clean pigs slaughtered for meat in the United Kingdom are: October 955,000; November, 796,000 and December, 763,000. The figures for sows and boars are 23,000, 18,000 and 16,000, respectively.

Note that there were five weeks in October, and four weeks in each of November and December 2009.

UK average dressed carcass weights

The surveys of slaughterhouses also collect information on the meat produced, which enables average dressed carcass weights to be calculated.

Monthly average dressed carcass weights for clean pigs were as follows: October, 78.8kg; November, 79.6kg and December, 78.2kg.

Average carcass weights of the sows and boars were 161.9kg, 155.6kg and 158kg, for each of the three months, respectively.

UK monthly home-killed production of meat

The surveys of slaughterhouses also collect information on the meat produced. This enables the total quantity of meat produced in the United Kingdom to be calculated. Home-killed production includes livestock imported into the United Kingdom for slaughter. The figures are shown in statistical months.

The volumes of pig meat produced were: October, 79,000 tonnes; November, 66,000 tonnes and December, 62,000 tonnes.

Note that there were five weeks in October, and four weeks in each of November and December 2009.

UK average weekly slaughterings of pigs

The monthly figures shown in first section are affected by the number of weeks in the month. In order to provide a better and more immediately accessible measure of trends over time, the following table shows average weekly slaughterings for each of the last twelve months. The longer-term series are shown in the chart.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.