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UK Slaughter Statistics - September 2009

by 5m Editor
18 September 2009, at 12:58pm

UK - According to the latest figures from Defra (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the UK's August home-killed production of pigmeat rose quite a bit compared to June and July.

The number of clean pigs sent for slaughter in August went up quite sharply at 744,000 compared to 708,000 in June and 888,000 in July. It should be noted that the month of July contained five weeks. The number of sows and boars sent for slaughter in August, however, dropped slightly at 17,000 compared to 15,000 in June and 20,000 in July.

The monthly average dressed weight for clean pigs and sows was 78.1 kg, compared to 77.4 kg in June and 77.2 kg in July. The slaughter weight for sows and boars also dropped in August, where the figures stand at 149.8 kg, compared to 151.5 kg and 155.2 kg in June and July respectively.

In August, the UK's overall monthly home-killed production of pork rose at 61,000 tonnes, compared to 57,000 tonnes and 72,000 tonnes in July.

Further Reading

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