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UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2010

by 5m Editor
17 June 2010, at 5:55am

UK - UK clean pig slaughterings were 11 per cent higher than in May 2009 at 693 thousand head. Pig meat production was 57 thousand tonnes, a rise of 12 per cent on May 2009.

The number of clean pigs sent for slaughter in May dropped where the figure stands at 693,000, compared to 857,000 in April (which contained five weeks) and 707,000 in March. The number of sows and boars also dropped at 16,000, compared to 21,000 in April and 18,000 in March.

The May average slaughter weight for clean pigs was 78.4 kg, compared to 78.0 kg in April and 79.2 kg in March. The average dressed carcase weight for sows and boars was 154.4 kg in May, compared to 142.4 kg in April and 159.6 kg in March.

All in all, the UK produced 57,000 tonnes in May, compared to 70,000 tonnes in April and 59,000 tonnes in March.


United Kingdom average weekly slaughtering - Pigs

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