UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 8 March 19

 

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Jan-19 58,514 70,019 317.2 336.0
Dec-18 54,487 62,276 305.1 331.5
Monthly Change 4,027 7,742 12.1 4.5
         
Jan-18 62,730 67,227 315.2 333.6
Annual change -4,216 2,791 2.0 2.4

 

 
 
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