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UK clean pig slaughterings down 6% on 2016 in year to July

23rd Aug 2017 / By Alistair Driver

UK clean pig slaughterings fell by 4% on the year in July to 828,500 head, according to latest data from Defra, with throughputs for the first seven months of the year, at 5.9 million head, 6% lower than the same period last year.

Sow slaughterings declined on the year for the seventh consecutive month in July. At 17,800 head, the latest sow throughputs are 4% lower than July 2016 and take year to date slaughterings to 134,500 thousand head, 14% lower than the same period last year.

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