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Monthly UK statistics on cattle, sheep and pig slaughter and meat production– statistics notice (data to October 2018)

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Monthly UK statistics on cattle, sheep and pig slaughter and meat production– dataset

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UK home fed meat production, trade and supplies – (data for quarter 2 2018)

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This monthly publication gives UK statistics on the slaughter of cattle, sheep and pigs, dressed carcase weights and meat production. Additional information is provided each quarter on UK meat supplies (ie production adjusted for overseas trade).

With effect from February 2016 the statistics published in this notice are based on calendar rather than statistical months. This change simplifies our survey processes and brings our slaughter survey in line with our milk surveys which are already run on a calendar month basis, it also removes the need for the 53 week year (which would have to be 2016). Since the end of weekly slaughter survey several years ago, there is no legislative requirement for weekly data, so since then we have derived the average weekly throughput from the monthly survey data.

This notice replaces the notice published at 9.30am on the 11th October and contains large revisions to previously published sheep data.

January 2016 data includes the last week of December 2015 and is therefore classed as a 5 week month. 1st February 2016 onwards the statistics are based on calendar months.

Next update: see the statistics release calendar

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Published 20 June 2013
Last updated 15 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest statistical notice and dataset for October 2018.
  2. Revised statistical notice and dataset due to revisions to supplied data.
  3. Updated with statistical bulletin and dataset for September 2018.
  4. Updated quarterly meat supplies to include data to quarter 2 2018
  5. Revised notice replacing the one published at 9.30 am on 13th September 2018 due to the previous omission of some pig slaughter data.
  6. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for August 2018.
  7. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for July 2018.
  8. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for June 2018.
  9. Updated quarterly meat supplies to include data to quarter 1 2018
  10. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for May 2018.
  11. Updated with April 2018 figures.
  12. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for March 2018.
  13. Updated with quarterly supplies dataset to quarter 4 2017.
  14. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for February 2018.
  15. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for January 2018.
  16. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for December 2017.
  17. Updated with UK home fed meat production, trade and supplies – (data for quarter 3 2017) dataset.
  18. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for November 2017.
  19. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for October 2017.
  20. Added October 2017 publication.
  21. Updated with quarterly supplies dataset to June 2017.
  22. Updated with August 2017 statistical notice and dataset.
  23. Updated with July 2017 statistical notice and dataset.
  24. Updated with June 2017 statistical notice and dataset.
  25. Updated quarterly dataset to include provisional 2017 quarter 1 figures.
  26. Updated with May 2017 statistical notice and dataset.
  27. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for April 2017.
  28. Updated to include March 2017 data.
  29. Updated quarterly dataset to include quarter 4 2016 data.
  30. Amended dataset published.
  31. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for February 2017.
  32. Updated with January statistical notice and dataset.
  33. Updated with December statistical notice and dataset.
  34. Updated slaughter statistic notice.
  35. Updated quarterly dataset.
  36. Updated with October statistical notice and dataset.
  37. Updated with September statistical notice and dataset.
  38. Updated quarterly dataset.
  39. Updated slaughter notice and dataset.
  40. Updated with July statistical notice and dataset.
  41. Updated with June statistical notice and dataset.
  42. Updated quarterly dataset.
  43. Updated with latest statistics notice.
  44. Updated with April statistical notice and dataset.
  45. Updated with March stats notice and dataset.
  46. Updated to include March 2016 dataset.
  47. Amended statistical release and data due to late revision to figures.
  48. Updated with February 2016 statistical notice and dataset.
  49. Updated with January 2016 data and notice of change to methodology from February 2016.
  50. Updated statistic notice and dataset to include December 2015 data.
  51. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: November 2015 published.
  52. UK meat supplies dataset updated.
  53. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: October 2015 published.
  54. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: September 2015 published
  55. UK home-fed meat production, trade and supplies – quarterly dataset updated.
  56. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: August 2015 published.
  57. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: July 2015 published
  58. Updated to include latest monthly figures for June 2015.
  59. UK home-fed meat production, trade and supplies – quarterly dataset updated
  60. Cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics: May 2015 published.
  61. Updated with April 2015 data.
  62. Updated figures to March 2015.
  63. Update for quarterly home-fed production, trade and supply of carcase meat.
  64. Updated figures to February 2015.
  65. Revised January notice and dataset due to a late amendment to the Northern Irish pig figures
  66. Updated figures to January 2015.
  67. Republished due to a late revision in the Scottish cattle figures.
  68. Updated with December data.
  69. Updated with latest monthly statistics.
  70. Updated with third quarter supplies data for domestic usage.
  71. Re-published due to an error in October 2014 cattle figures.
  72. Updated figures to October 2014.
  73. Updated figures to September 2014.
  74. Updated quarterly dataset.
  75. Updated slaughter statistics.
  76. Updated figures to July 2014
  77. Updated with figures to June 2014.
  78. Updated UK supplies data set.
  79. Updated to include May 2014 figures.
  80. Updated to include April 2014 figures.
  81. Updated with figures to March 2014.
  82. Updated attached file.
  83. Updated UK production, trade and supplies data set.
  84. Updated to include February 2014 figures.
  85. Updated to include January figures.
  86. Monthly update - figures for December 2013
  87. Updated with figures to November 2013.
  88. Updated the quarterly supplies dataset.
  89. Updated with figures to October 2013.
  90. Updated to include figures to September 2013.
  91. Updated quarterly supplies data set.
  92. Supplies data set updated to include figures to June 2013.
  93. Updated to include figures to August 2013.
  94. Updated to include figures to July 2013.
  95. Updated to include June 2013 figures.
  96. Updated supplies dataset to include Quarter 1 2013 figures.
  97. Updated to include May 2013 figures.
  98. First published.
  99. Updated with figures to April 2013.
  100. Updated to include figures to March 2013.