UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 14 December 18

   

 

 

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Nov-18 68,633 72,749 302.2 329.3
Oct-18 68,929 72,184 300.2 327.0
Monthly Change -295 565 2.0 2.3
         
Nov-17 70,563 68,253 303.1 327.9
Annual change -1,930 4,496 -0.9 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