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UK Slaughter Statistics - July 2010

by 5m Editor
15 July 2010, at 11:32am

UK - Clean pig slaughterings were three per cent higher than in June 2009 at 684,000 head. Pig meat production was 56,000 tonnes, a rise of three per cent on June 2009.

The number of clean pigs sent for slaughter in June dropped to 684,000, compared to 694,000 in May and 858,000 in April. (April was a five-week month; May and June had four weeks). The number of sows and boars also dropped to 15,000, compared to 16,000 in May and 21,000 in April.

The June average dressed carcass weight for clean pigs was 77.7kg, compared to 78.4kg in May and 78.0kg in April. The average dressed carcass weight for sows and boars was 156.2kg in June, upform the averages of 154.4kg in May and 142.4kg in April.

Overall, the UK produced 56,000 tonnes of pig meat in June, slightly down on the 57,000 tonnes in May, and this compares with 70,000 tonnes in April (a five-week month).


United Kingdom average weekly pig slaughtering

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.