Beef: Low slaughter figures put production un...
Beef

Low slaughter figures put production under pressure

Jörg Schiffeler, jus
Lower production was largely due to fewer slaughterings.
Lower production was largely due to fewer slaughterings.

UNITED KINGDOM, London. UK beef and veal production in May totalled 67,700 t, down 13% (10,300 t) compared to May 2019. This is the lowest May production figure in four years.

Lower production was largely due to fewer slaughterings of both prime animals and cull cows. Carcase weights were also slightly lighter when compared to May 2019. Production for the year-to-date (Jan-May) now stands at 372,800 t, down 1% on the same period last year.

May 2020 key stats:

  • Prime slaughter: 155,600 head (-12% YoY)
  • Cow slaughter: 42,500 head (-14% YoY)
  • Prime average carcase weight: 346 kg (-1% YoY)
  • Beef and veal production: 67,700 t (-13% YoY)

Year-to-date (Jan-May) key stats:

Source: AHDB
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