Uses of Dead Animals

Food Consumption

Six monthly numbers of home killed livestock slaughtered for human consumption in UK abattoirs in 2016 (Mammals Only)

(Figures are presented in thousand head)
(Extract from Department for Environment & Rural Affairs - Dated: 14th July 2016)

x 1000s 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 and 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 (x 1000s) 486 510 525 490 459 524
TOTAL for 6 Months 2994

The results for June 2016 compared to June 2015 are:

Cattle: UK prime cattle (steers, heifers and young bulls) slaughterings in June 2016 were 6.4% higher than May 2015 at 161,000 head. Beef and veal production was 72,000 tonnes, 5.9% higher than in June 2015.

Sheep: UK clean sheep slaughterings were 4.5% lower than in June 2015 at 1.1 million head. Mutton and lamb production was 22,000 tonnes, 9.2% lower than in June 2015.

Pigs: UK clean pig slaughterings were 0.8% lower than in June 2015 at 864,000 head. Pigmeat production was 74,000 tonnes, 0.9% higher than in June 2015.

Other Uses

New £5 Note

The New £5 Note

Tallow is used in the production of the new plastic £5 note:

This has caused controversy and upset for millions of vegans and vegetarians in the UK. A petition has been set up to challenge this use of animal produce.

 

Uses of Cow Products


 

Pig Uses