UK Slaughter Statistics - May 2010

UK - UK clean pig slaughterings were seven per cent higher than in April 2009 at 854,000 head. Pig meat production was 70 thousand tonnes, a rise of eight per cent on April 2009.
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The number of clean pigs sent to slaughter in April was 854,000, compared to 707,000 in March and 702,000 in February. It should be noted that April was a five-week month. The number of sows and boars sent for slaughter was 21,000, compared to 18,000 in March and February.

The average slaughter weight for clean pigs dropped at 78.0kg in April, compared to 79.2kg in March and 79.1kg in February. The average dressed carcase weight for sows and boars also dropped in April where the figure stand at 142.2kg, compared to 159.6kg in March and 155.1kg in February.
In total, the UK produced 70,000 tonnes of pig meat in April, compared to 59,000 tonnes in March and 58,000 tonnes in February.

United Kingdom average weekly slaughtering - Pigs

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