Data on livestock slaughter outside slaughterhouses are published together with data on livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses; in total about 112,000 cattle, 299,000 pigs, 99,000 sheep, 21,000 goats and 33,610,000 poultry were slaughtered in Slovenia in 2015.
Data on livestock slaughter outside slaughterhouses are published together with data on livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses
The annual data on livestock slaughter statistics show total livestock slaughter, which means that in addition to data on livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses we are publishing data on livestock slaughter on family farms (slaughter outside slaughterhouses).
Total livestock slaughter in Slovenia in 2015
In 2015 the number of pigs and poultry slaughtered in Slovenia was lower than in 2014, while the number of slaughtered cattle, sheep and goats was higher. About 299,000 pigs (i.e. about 8% fewer than in 2014) and about 33,610,000 poultry (i.e. about 1% fewer than in 2014) were slaughtered. On the other hand, in the same comparison about 112,000 cattle (i.e. about 3% more than in 2014), about 99,000 sheep (i.e. about 3% more than in 2014) and about 21,000 goats (i.e. about 5% more than in 2014) were slaughtered.
Only about a fifth of all pigs in Slovenia are still slaughtered outside slaughterhouses
The data on slaughter in slaughterhouses were already presented in the previous publication Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, 2015 - final data.
The data on slaughter on family farms (slaughter outside slaughterhouses) show that in 2015 fewer animals were slaughtered than in 2014; about 288,000 poultry, which is about 20,000 fewer animals than in 2014 (a decrease of about 6%), about 59,000 pigs, which is about 25,000 fewer animals (a decrease of about 29%), while in the same comparison about 90,000 sheep were slaughtered, which is about 2,000 more animals (an increase of about 2%) and about 21,000 goats, which is about 1,000 more animals (an increase of about 5%) were slaughtered on family farms. There was no slaughter of cattle outside slaughterhouses in 2015.
Compared to the previous year, in 2015 the slaughter of pigs in slaughterhouses was on about the same level, with a positive trend, while the slaughter outside slaughterhouses decreased, consequently slaughter on family farms represents only one fifth of the slaughter of pigs in Slovenia. Sheep and goats are mostly slaughtered outside slaughterhouses (in 2015 about 91% of sheep and about 97% of goats), while poultry is mostly slaughtered in slaughterhouses (in 2015 about 99% of all slaughtered poultry). So, the number of poultry slaughtered outside slaughterhouses did not have a significant impact on the data on total slaughter of poultry; the total slaughter of poultry in 2015 decreased by about 2% over 2014. Slaughter of cattle, which is strictly done in slaughterhouses, was in 2015 higher by about 3% (about 4,000 animals) than in 2014.
On average slightly heavier pigs and goats were slaughtered on family farms in 2015 than in 2014
Due to the number of animals slaughtered outside slaughterhouses, the data on total weight of animals slaughtered in 2015 are slightly different than in 2014, but not much. Thus, from the data we can see that on average slightly heavier pigs and goats were slaughtered on family farms than in 2014; while the average carcass weight of poultry and sheep is slightly lower in the same comparison.
Nevertheless, the average carcass weight of a pig slaughtered in 2015 on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) was higher by about 4%, although the total carcass weight of pigs decreased by about 27% (in comparison with 2014 about 2,554,000 kg less pig meat). In 2015 average carcass weight of a pig slaughtered on a family farm was about 117 kg, which is about 4 kg more than in 2014).
The total carcass weight of poultry slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) decreased by about 8% (about 53,000 kg of poultry meat less), at the same time also average carcass weight of poultry slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) decreased in 2015 by about 1% over 2014. The total carcass weight of goats slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) increased by about 7% (about 20,000 kg more goat meat) and the total carcass weight of sheep slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) by about 1% (about 16,000 kg of sheep meat more).
Table 1: Livestock slaughter total, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Table 2: Livestock slaughter out of slaughterhouses, Slovenia
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Table 3: Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP