UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 4 July 18

 

 

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
May-18 48,759 65,864 310.4 331.4
Apr-18 51,814 62,982 307.3 331.2
Monthly Change -3,055 2,882 3.1 0.2
         
May-17 46,787 63,265 311.6 330.5
Annual change 1,972 2,599 -1.1 0.9

Source: Defra

Cow and heifer slaughtering data includes both dairy and beef animals.

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.