UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 18 April 18

 

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Mar-18 52,474 65,336 309.0 332.7
Feb-18 52,127 62,345 312.3 334.7
Monthly Change 346 2,990 -3.3 -2.0
         
Mar-17 51,951 64,375 309.5 331.8
Annual change

523

961 -0.5 0.9

Source: Defra

Cow and heifer slaughtering data includes both dairy and beef animals.

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.