Contents tagged with slaughter

14 July 2021

The UK produced 74,500 tonnes of beef and veal in December, up 5% year-on-year, according to Defra figures.

30 September 2019

Understanding breed characteristics and consumer demands

30 July 2019

Lamb selection for slaughter

31 July 2019

Selecting lambs for slaughter to meet market specification

13 August 2018

Killing-out percentage (KO%) determines how much saleable carcase weight is obtained from the live pig. The most valuable part of the pig is the meat ontained in the carcase. Producers are paid on the weight of the carcase and an assessment of its leanness, rather than the weight of the live animal.

16 July 2020

With potentially increasing feed costs, it may become more profitable to finish pigs at a lower slaughter weight. Use this information to find out how to go about this.

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