Appendix (5) - Slaughter Statistics in the UK

Slaughter Statistics UK – 12 Month Period - 2015/2016

6,506,000 head of livestock were slaughtered in the UK for the 12 month period July 2015-June 2016.

2015

Thousand head              
. June Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Steers 18 19 18 19 21 22 20
Heifers 12 12 12 12 14 15 15
Young Bulls 5 5 5 4 4 4 3
Cows & Adult Bulls 10 11 12 12 14 16 13
Calves(1) 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Clean Sheep 245 258 282 324 275 274 290
Ewes and Rams 30 30 33 43 34 32 32
Clean Pigs 203 201 205 207 217 222 211
Sows and Boars 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
.              
TOTALS 529 542 574 628 586 592 590

 

2016

Thousand head        
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
Steers 18 20 20 21 18 19
Heifers 13 15 14 14 12 13
Young Bulls 3 3 3 4 5 6
Cows & Adult Bulls 12 13 12 12 10 11
Calves(1) 2 3 4 2 2 2
Clean Sheep 210 207 227 195 185 234
Ewes and Rams 29 33 32 29 29 32
Clean Pigs 194 211 208 208 193 202
Sows and Boars 5 5 5 5 5 5
         
TOTALS 486 510 525 490 459 524
13 Month Total         7035

Source:

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom average weekly numbers of livestock slaughtered