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Poultry Slaughterings and Average Liveweight


Average Liveweights at Point of Slaughter in England & Wales for Layers, Breeders, Broilers and Turkeys.Liveweights are in Kilogram, slaughterings are in millions of birds Poultry slaughterings and poultry meat production statistics are estimated from the number of chicks placed by hatcheries and day old chick imports using industry advice on life-spans and mortality. Average liveweights for each type of poultry are obtained from Defra's monthly survey of England and Wales poultry slaughterhouses. This is a sample survey of large poultry slaughterhouses, around 28 respondents. Similar surveys are run in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Meat production is calculated from the estimated number of birds slaughtered and the average liveweights. The liveweight is converted to carcass weight using industry advice on conversions factors.


Slaughterings UK


Number of birds slaughtered in the UK in Millions. Poultry slaughterings and poultry meat production statistics are estimated from the number of chicks placed by hatcheries and day old chick imports using industry advice on life-spans and mortality. Average liveweights for each type of poultry are obtained from Defra's monthly survey of England and Wales poultry slaughterhouses. This is a sample survey of large poultry slaughterhouses, around 28 respondents. Similar surveys are run in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Meat production is calculated from the estimated number of birds slaughtered and the average liveweights. The liveweight is converted to carcass weight using industry advice on conversions factors. Spent Layers represent Spent commercial layer hens & spent layer breeders. Spent Broiler Breeders represent Spent Broiler Breeder Hens Boiling Fowls includes spent commercial layer hens, spent layer breeders and spent broiler breeders Turkeys are split between light & heavy birds as follows: Light < 8kg & Heavy > 8kg liveweight. All UK Slaughtering figures contain UK hatched and imported birds.

Last Updated 08/09/2017

Last Updated 08/09/2017

Last Updated 08/09/2017


Liveweights UK


Average Liveweights at Point of Slaughter in England & Wales for Layers, Breeders, Broilers and Turkeys.Liveweights are in Kilograms. Poultry slaughterings and poultry meat production statistics are estimated from the number of chicks placed by hatcheries and day old chick imports using industry advice on life-spans and mortality. Average liveweights for each type of poultry are obtained from Defra's monthly survey of England and Wales poultry slaughterhouses. This is a sample survey of large poultry slaughterhouses, around 28 respondents. Similar surveys are run in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Meat production is calculated from the estimated number of birds slaughtered and the average liveweights. The liveweight is converted to carcass weight using industry advice on conversions factors. Spent Layers represent Spent commercial layer hens & spent layer breeders. Spent Broiler Breeders represent Spent Broiler Breeder Hens Boiling Fowls includes spent commercial layer hens, spent layer breeders and spent broiler breeders Turkeys are split between light & heavy birds as follows: Light < 8kg & Heavy > 8kg liveweight.

Last Updated 08/09/2017

Last Updated 08/09/2017

Last Updated 08/09/2017