Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, October 2017

In October 2017 more meat gained in Slovene slaughterhouses than a month before

In October 2017 about 3,253,000 poultry, about 21,000 pigs and about 12,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.

  • 12/22/2017
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  • provisional data

In October 2017 more animals slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, the number of sheep slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses was higher by about 24% (i.e. about 200 animals), of pigs by about 23% (i.e. about 4,000 animals), of cattle by about 18% (i.e. about 2,000 animals) and of poultry by about 2% (i.e. about 52,000 animals). On the other hand, the slaughter of horses went down by about 4% (i.e. exactly 5 animals).

The total carcass weight more or less followed the trends in the number of slaughtered animals. The total carcass weight of slaughtered sheep increased by about 29% (weight difference of about 3,000 kg), of pigs by about 27% (weight difference of about 404,000 kg), of cattle by about 16% (weight difference of about 489,000 kg) and of poultry by about 2% (weight difference of about 85,000 kg). On the other hand, in the same comparison the weight of slaughtered horses went down by about 15% (weight difference of about 4,000 kg).


In October 2017 more animals slaughtered than in October 2016
Compared to October 2016, the number of sheep slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in October 2017 was higher by about 48%, of poultry by about 6%, of cattle by about 4% and of pigs by about 3%. In the same comparison the number of slaughtered horses decreased by about 14%.

The total weight of dressed carcasses of sheep slaughtered in October 2017 increased by about 60%, of pigs by about 5% and of poultry by exactly 4%. In the same comparison the total weight of dressed carcasses of slaughtered horses went down by about 18% and of cattle by exactly 1%.


In October 2017 we recorded slaughter of 8 cattle imported from Italy and Croatia; their total weight of dressed carcass was about 2 tons. There was no record of slaughter of imported pigs or poultry.

Weight of dressed carcass of slaughtered livestock in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Weight of dressed carcass of slaughtered livestock in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, October 2017
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses11224212.71
Cattle12,3393,529286.00
Pigs21,4181,89188.30
Sheep9851313.57
Goats74115.54
Rabbits1,10411.30
Poultry3,253,2215,8061.78
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia
X 2017 
IX 2017
X 2017
X 2016
numberweightnumberweight
Horses95.784.986.281.9
Cattle117.9116.1103.699.0
Pigs123.2127.2102.9104.5
Sheep124.4128.6148.1159.8
Poultry101.6101.5106.3104.0
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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