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UK Slaughter Statistics


20 June 2013

UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2013UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2013

UK prime cattle slaughterings for May 2013 were 154,000 head and beef and veal production was 66,000 tonnes.
UK Slaughter Statistics

Key Points

This release shows the latest monthly information on the slaughtering of cattle, sheep and pigs. It also includes dressed carcase weight and meat production information. The key results for May 2013 are given below:

  • Cattle: UK prime cattle slaughterings were 1.9 per cent lower than in May 2012 at 154 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 66 thousand tonnes, 4.8 per cent lower than in May 2012.
  • Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 5.5 per cent lower than in May 2012 at 722 thousand head. Mutton and lamb production was 18 thousand tonnes, 4.5 per cent lower than in May 2012.
  • Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 2.0 per cent lower than in May 2012 at 740 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 61 thousand tonnes, 1.6 per cent lower than in May 2012.

UK Monthly Slaughter Estimates

This table shows monthly estimates of the number of cattle, sheep and pigs slaughtered for meat for human consumption in the United Kingdom. The survey is run according to statistical, rather than calendar months, the number of weeks in the statistical month is specified below.

Table 1: UK Monthly Slaughter Estimates
Thousand Head

UK Average Dressed Carcase Weights

This table shows the monthly average dressed carcase weight of livestock slaughtered for meat for human consumption in the United Kingdom.

Table 2: UK Average Dressed Carcase Weights
Kilogramme

June 2013

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