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UK Slaughter Statistics: Cattle And Beef - April 2010

23 April 2010

UK - Prime cattle slaughterings were five per cent higher than in March 2009 at 164,000 head. Beef and veal production was 70,000 tonnes, nine per cent higher than in March 2009.

The latest statistics published by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) cover this year to the end of March 2010.

UK monthly slaughter estimates

UK average dressed carcase weights

UK monthly home-killed production of meat

UK monthly home-killed production of beef was 78,000, 71,000 and 70,000 tonnes in January, February and March 2010, respectively. January was a five-week month, while February and March each had four weeks.

UK average weekly slaughterings

UK slaughterings by country

The numbers of steers, heifers, young bulls, cows & adult bulls and calves are slaughtered in England & Wales, Scotland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland are given in the full report (see link below).

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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