UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 20 August 18

  

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Jul-18 58,106 59,279 303.4 327.6
Jun-18 47,615 58,309 311.4 328.9
Monthly Change 10,490 969 -8.0 -1.3
         
Jul-17 48,908 55,640 310.8 329.0
Annual change 9,198 3,639 -7.4 -1.4

 

With effect from February 2016 the figures are based on calendar months.  Prior to this, the figures are based on statistical months (January, April, July and October were 5 week months). Data may be revised on a monthly basis.
Cow and heifer slaughtering data includes both dairy and beef animals.

Source: Defra