UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 15 October 18

   

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Sep-18 56,846 59,999 296.7 328.5
Aug-18 53,194 60,210 297.1 329.0
Monthly Change 3,652 -211 -0.4 -0.5
         
Sep-17 54,659 58,464 302.5 327.1
Annual change 2,187 1,535 -5.9 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