UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 1 April 19

 

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Feb-19 53,026 66,890 321.1 338.4
Jan-19 59,332 70,309 315.4 335.2
Monthly Change -6,306 -3,418 5.8 3.2
         
Feb-18 52,132 62,217 312.3 334.7
Annual change 894 4,673 8.9 3.7

  

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