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In May 2015, fewer animals were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses than in April 2015
Slaughter in May 2015
In May 2015 about 2,772,000 poultry, about 19,000 pigs and about 8,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.

In May 2015 fewer animals slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, in May 2015 the number of horses slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses was lower by about 31% (i.e. about 40 animals), of sheep by about 24% (i.e. about 200 animals), of pigs by about 9% (i.e. about 2,000 animals), of cattle by about 8% (i.e. about 700 animals) and of poultry by about 1% (i.e. about 32,000 animals).

The total carcass weight followed the trends in the number of slaughtered animals; the total carcass weight of slaughtered horses in May 2015 decreased by about 26% (weight difference of about 7,000 kg), of pigs by about 10% (weight difference of about 176,000 kg), of sheep by about 8% (weight difference of about 800 kg), of cattle by about 7% (weight difference of about 195,000 kg) and of poultry by about 1% (weight difference of about 69,000 kg).


Except cattle, in May 2015 fewer animals slaughtered than in May 2014
Compared to May 2014, in May 2015 the number of slaughtered horses was lower by about 18%, of poultry by exactly 5% and of sheep and pigs each by about 4%. On the other hand, the number of slaughtered cattle was higher by about 3%.

Compared to May 2014, the total weight of dressed carcasses of horses slaughtered in May 2015 decreased by about 17%, of poultry by about 6% and of pigs by exactly 4%, while the total weight of dressed carcasses of cattle increased by about 5% and of sheep by about 4%.


In May 2015, 1 cattle imported from Italy with the total carcass weight of exactly 399 kg was slaughtered in one of the Slovene slaughterhouses. From Austria 16 pigs with total carcasses weight of about 1 ton were also slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses. There was no 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, May 2015
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses8320244.61
Cattle8,3562,503299.49
Pigs19,2621,66786.55
Sheep700913.45
Goats54114.22
Rabbits93611.30
Poultry2,772,4184,8781.76
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Table 2: Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia, May 2015
V 2015 
IV 2015
V 2015
V 2014
numberweightnumberweight
Horses68.674.282.283.3
Cattle92.592.8102.7104.8
Pigs91.390.595.996.0
Sheep76.492.195.9103.7
Poultry98.998.695.094.4
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Methodological note

Monthly data for 2015 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2015 will be published by the end of February 2016.

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Next data release: 25. 8. 2015