GB estimated pig slaughterings

Updated weekly

See the latest AHDB estimates of GB weekly pig and sow and boar slaughterings. 

21 June 2024 : Please note GB weekly clean pig slaughterings for April, May and June 2024 have been revised following the discovery of an error in the April and May 2024 Defra data.


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Additional information

Please note that these weekly figures are estimated by AHDB and are subject to revision.  AHDB calculates the weekly clean pig estimated slaughterings by upscaling the number of animals reported in the deadweight price surveys against the official Defra monthly slaughter statistics. In order to provide a robust an estimate as possible. Sow and boar slaughterings are based on an upscaling of  AHDB's weekly sow and boar kill sample. AHDB may change the methodologies periodically based on information available at the time.

In April 2023, Defra revised the slaughter figures back to January 2021, due to an issue Defra identified in their previous methodology for calculating slaughter numbers.  This revision means that the weekly AHDB estimated slaughter figures also changed accordingly.

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From the EU pig slaughterings page link below it is possible to download the latest GB slaughterings data shown above along with selected other countries.

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