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UK Slaughter Statistics - April 2010

by 5m Editor
22 April 2010, at 5:23am

UK - UK clean pig slaughterings were eight per cent higher than in March 2009 at 705,000 head. Pig meat production was 59,000 tonnes, a rise of 11 per cent on March 2009.

The number of clean pigs sent for slaughter was 705,000, compared to 700,000 in February and 844,000 in January, a five-week month. The number of sows and boars sent for slaughter in March and February remained constant at 18,000, while 20,000 sows and boars were slaughtered in January.

The average dressed carcase weight for clean pigs in March was 79.2 kg, compared to 79.1 kg and 78.9 kg in February and January respectively. A rise is seen in the March average slaughter weight for sows and boars at 159.6 kg, compared to 155.1 kg in February and 156.6 kg in January.

All in all, the UK produced 59,000 tonnes of pig meat in March compared to 58,000 tonnes in February, 70,000 tonnes in January and 59,000 tonnes in December 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.