Pork Higher slaughter supports UK pig meat production in April
Throughputs in Northern Ireland (+ 9%) recorded a considerable uplift in April. England and Wales (+ 1%) also recorded an uplift, although it was comparatively smaller. In contrast, slaughter in Scotland (- 1%) actually dropped back.
As such, in the first four months of this year, UK clean pig slaughter totalled 3.68 million head. This is 4% more (152,800 head) than in the same period last year. However, it should be noted that the higher slaughter in March alone accounts for over 55% of the uplift so far this year.
UK pig meat production reached 81,700 t in April, 4% (3,200 t) more than in the same month last year. As such, production in the first four months of this year totalled 329,800 t, 6% (17,500 t) more than in the same period last year. However, March alone accounts for almost half of the overall growth seen this year.
(Bild: Imago Images / ZUMA Wire)
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