UK Cattle Slaughterings Up Sharply In August

Latest figures from Defra show that UK prime cattle slaughterings were 15 percent higher in August than twelve months previously at 158 thousand head. Beef and veal production was 68 thousand tonnes, 17 percent higher than in August 2009.

UK clean pig slaughterings were 4 percent higher than in August 2009 at 717 thousand head. Pigmeat production was 59 thousand tonnes, a rise of 4 percent on August 2009.

You can draw your own conclusions from that methinks.