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In July 2015, fewer animals slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses than in June 2015, except poultry
In July 2015 about 2,881,000 poultry, about 20,000 pigs and about 7,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.

In July 2015 fewer animals, except poultry, slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, in July 2015 the number of cattle slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses was lower by about 13% (i.e. about 1,000 animals), of pigs by about 9% (i.e. about 2,000 animals), of horses by about 5% (i.e. exactly 4 animals) and of sheep by about 3% (i.e. about 30 animals), while the slaughter of poultry was higher by about 1% (i.e. about 34,000 animals).

The total carcass weight followed the trends in the number of slaughtered animals; the total carcass weight of slaughtered cattle in July 2015 decreased by exactly 14% (weight difference of about 348,000 kg), of sheep by about 14% (weight difference of about 1,000 kg), of pigs by about 12% (weight difference of about 210,000 kg), of horses by about 10% (weight difference of about 2,000 kg) and of poultry by about 2% (weight difference of about 108,000 kg).


In July 2015 more horses and pigs slaughtered than in July 2014
Compared to July 2014, in July 2015 the number of slaughtered horses was higher by about 7% and of pigs by about 3%. On the other hand, in the same comparison, the number of slaughtered sheep was lower by about 14% and of cattle by about 2%. The number of slaughtered poultry was about the same as a year ago (with a negative trend).

Compared to July 2014, the total weight of dressed carcasses of horses slaughtered in July 2015 increased by about 6%, of cattle by about 2% and of pigs by about 1%, while the total weight of dressed carcasses of sheep decreased by about 23% and of poultry by about 2%.


In July 2015, 1 cattle imported from Italy with the total carcass weight of exactly 310 kg was slaughtered in one of the Slovene slaughterhouses. 13 pigs with total carcass weight of about 1 ton were imported from Austria. 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, July 2015
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses7517230.44
Cattle6,9972,142306.16
Pigs19,5411,59681.68
Sheep736912.24
Goats42114.29
Rabbits97211.30
Poultry2,880,5594,9711.73
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Table 2: Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia
VII 2015
VI 2015 
VII 2015
VII 2014
numberweightnumberweight
Horses94.989.8107.1105.5
Cattle86.786.098.4101.6
Pigs91.188.4102.8100.8
Sheep96.686.186.376.9
Poultry101.297.999.798.2
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
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Next data release: 21. 10. 2015