UK slaughterings and production

Updated monthly
This survey shows the number of cattle, sheep and pig slaughtered in the UK each month.  It also gives an indication of the amount of beef and lamb meat produced.

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UK slaughterings

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This survey is collected and published by Defra each month, with the slaughter numbers available at UK level as well as the sub regions of Great Britain, England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The figures are subject to revision.

More details can be found on Defra's website.

Visit the Defra website slaughterings page

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