Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, December 2017

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

In December 2017 about 3,077,000 poultry, about 24,000 pigs and about 12,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.

  • 2/23/2018
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  • provisional data

In December 2017 less animals slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, the number of sheep slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses was higher by about 97% (i.e. about 700 animals) and of pigs by about 13% (i.e. about 3,000 animals). On the other hand, the slaughter of cattle went down by about 19% (i.e. about 3,000 animals), of horses by about 17% (i.e. about 30 animals) and of poultry by about 4%  (i.e. about 125,000 animals fewer).

The total carcass weight more or less followed the trends in the number of slaughtered animals. On monthly level, the total carcass weight of slaughtered sheep increased by about 78% (weight difference of about 7,000 kg), of pigs by about 7% (weight difference of about 144,000 kg) and of poultry by about 1% (weight difference of about 53,000 kg). On the other hand, in the same comparison the weight of slaughtered cattle went down by about 17% (weight difference of about 681,000 kg) and of horses by about 9% (weight difference of about 3,000 kg).

In December 2017 fewer pigs and cattle slaughtered than in December 2016
Compared to December 2016, the number of sheep slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in December 2017 was higher by about 54%, of horses by about 9% and of poultry by about 6%. In the same comparison the number of slaughtered pigs decreased by about 8% and of cattle by about 4%.

The total weight of dressed carcasses of sheep slaughtered in December 2017 increased by exactly 51%, of horses by about 20% and of poultry by about 9%. In the same comparison the total weight of dressed carcasses of slaughtered pigs went down by about 8% and of cattle by about 7%.


In December 2017 we recorded slaughter of 19 cattle imported from Italy and Croatia; their total weight of dressed carcass was about 8 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, December 2017
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses12929223.43
Cattle11,5503,367291.54
Pigs24,1942,10987.18
Sheep1,3591712.53
Goats45116.20
Rabbits78011.30
Poultry3,077,1975,7651.87
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia
XII 2017
XI 2017 
XII 2017
XII 2016
numberweightnumberweight
Horses83.290.8109.3119.9
Cattle81.583.296.193.3
Pigs113.2107.392.392.4
Sheep197.2178.4154.3151.0
Poultry96.1100.9106.3109.2
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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