BELGIUM, Brussels. In 2018, 26.51 mill. animals per month were slaughtered commercially in Belgium. 59% of the total slaughtering weight is accounted for by the pork industry, which has an average monthly shaft volume of 936,000 animals. In terms of numbers, chicken slaughtering predominates with 25.4 mill. animals per month. This was reported by the Belgian statistical office Statbel.
Last year, 11.2 mill. pigs were hooked in Belgium. With this 3% increase in growth compared to 2017, the Kingdom is leaving the decline of the past three years behind it.The number of chicken slaughters is estimated at 305 mill. This is a moderate growth rate of 1%. After four consecutive years of growth, cattle slaughters in 2018 will be down 3% on the previous year to 890,000 head.
According to Stabel, the average monthly slaughter figures for 2018 are as follows: