UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 22 July 19

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Jun-19 48,562 60,298 318.2 336.3
May-19 49,544 67,890 317.1 336.7
Monthly Change -981 -7,591 1.2 -0.3
         
Jun-18 47,620 58,335 311.4 328.9
Annual change 942 1,963 6.8 7.4

Source: Defra
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.