Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, June 2017

In June 2017 less meat gained in Slovene slaughterhouses than a month before

In June 2017 about 3,439,000 poultry, about 20,000 pigs and about 8,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.

  • 8/28/2017
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  • provisional data

In June 2017 fewer animals slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, the number of sheep slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses was lower by about 18% (i.e. about 200 animals), and of cattle and pigs by about 12% (i.e. about 1,000 cattle and about 3,000 pigs). On the other hand, the slaughter of horses went up by about 11% (i.e. 9 animals) and of poultry by about 3% (i.e. about 102,000 animals).

The total carcass weight more or less followed the trends in the number of slaughtered animals. The total carcass weight of slaughtered horses increased by about 19% (weight difference of about 3,000 kg) and of poultry by about 5% (weight difference of about 268,000 kg). On the other hand, in the same comparison the weight of slaughtered sheep went down by about 14% (weight difference of about 2,000 kg), of pigs by about 13% (weight difference of about 264,000 kg) and of cattle by exactly 12% (weight difference of about 352,000 kg).


In June 2017 more animals slaughtered than in June 2016
Compared to June 2016, the number of horses slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in June 2017 was higher by about 17%, of pigs by about 12%, of cattle by about 4% and of poultry by about 2%. In the same comparison a decrease was recorded in the number of slaughtered sheep by about 7%.

Compared to June 2016, the total weight of dressed carcasses of pigs slaughtered in June 2017 increased by about 18%, of horses by exactly 12%, of poultry by about 3% and of cattle by about 2%. In the same comparison the total weight of dressed carcasses of slaughtered sheep went down by about 8%.

In June 2017 we recorded slaughter of 3 cattle imported from Italy and Croatia; their total weight of dressed carcasses was about 1 ton. In addition, we recorded slaughter of 180 pigs imported from Croatia; their total carcass weight was about 17 tons. There was no record of slaughter of imported poultry.

Chart 1: Weight of dressed carcass of slaughtered livestock in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Chart 1: Weight of dressed carcass of slaughtered livestock in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Table 1: Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, June 2017
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses9020225.86
Cattle8,4182,581306.56
Pigs19,6481,75389.21
Sheep7751113.72
Goats40010.75
Rabbits86611.30
Poultry3,439,0666,1891.80
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Table 2: Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia
VI 2017
V 2017 
VI 2017
VI 2016
numberweightnumberweight
Horses111.1119.1116.9112.0
Cattle87.888.0103.7101.6
Pigs88.286.9111.9117.5
Sheep82.585.992.992.1
Poultry103.1104.5102.2103.2
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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