Livestock slaughter, Slovenia, 2019

In 2019 about 4,000 (exactly 5%) fewer pigs were slaughtered on family farms than in 2018

In total about 116,000 cattle, 332,000 pigs, 98,000 sheep, 24,000 goats and 39,160,000 poultry were slaughtered in Slovenia in 2019.

  • 6/26/2020
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  • final data

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).


Fewer sheep and goats slaughtered in Slovenia in 2019 than in 2018
In 2019 the number of all animal species, except sheep and goats, slaughtered in Slovenia was higher than in 2018. About 116,000 cattle (i.e. about 1% more than in 2018), about 332,000 pigs (i.e. about 2% more than in 2018) and about 39,160,000 poultry (i.e. about 2% more than in 2018) were slaughtered. On the other hand, about 98,000 sheep (i.e. about 3% fewer than in 2018) and about 24,000 goats (i.e. about 6% fewer than in 2018) were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in 2019.


Only about a fifth of pigs slaughtered in Slovenia are slaughtered on family farms
The data on slaughter in slaughterhouses were already presented in the previous release entitled Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, 2019 - final data.

The data on slaughter on family farms (slaughter outside slaughterhouses) show that in 2019 more poultry were slaughtered than in 2018. The number of all other species of animals was lower.

About 85,000 sheep, which is about 3,000 animals fewer (a decrease of about 3%), about 72,000 pigs, which is about 4,000 animals fewer (a decrease of exactly 5%), about 23,000 goats, which is about 2,000 animals fewer (a decrease of about 7%), and about 319,000 poultry, which is about 51,000 animals more (an increase of about 19%), were slaughtered on family farms.

In 2019 total slaughter of pigs (in and outside slaughterhouses) was higher than a year earlier (by about 6,000 animals or about 2% more). The slaughter in slaughterhouses increased by exactly 4% (about 10,000 animals more), while the slaughter outside slaughterhouses (on family farms) decreased by exactly 5% (about 4,000 fewer). The share of pigs slaughtered on family farms slightly decreased (to about 22%), while about 78% of pigs are still slaughtered in slaughterhouses.

Sheep and goats are mostly slaughtered outside slaughterhouses (in 2019 about 87% of sheep and about 95% of goats), while poultry is mostly slaughtered in slaughterhouses (in 2019 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 2019 increased by about 2% over 2018.

Slaughter of cattle, which is strictly done in slaughterhouses, increased in 2019 by about 1% (about 1,000 animals) over 2018.


On average slightly lighter animals were slaughtered on family farms in 2019 than in 2018
From the data we can see that on average slightly lighter poultry, goats and sheep were slaughtered on family farms than in 2018, while the average carcass weight of pigs was about the same as a year before, but with a negative trend.

The average carcass weight of poultry slaughtered in 2019 on family farms was lower by about 10%, although the total carcass weight of poultry increased by about 7% (in comparison with 2018 about 41,000 kg more poultry meat).

The average carcass weight of pigs slaughtered on family farms was about 118 kg, which is about 1 kilogram less than in 2018. The total carcass weight of pigs slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) decreased by about 5% (about 486,000 kg of pig meat less).

The total carcass weight of goats slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) decreased by about 9% (about 32,000 kg less goat meat), and the total carcass weight of sheep slaughtered on family farms (outside slaughterhouses) by about 6% (about 73,000 kg less sheep meat).

Livestock slaughter total, Slovenia
Slaughtered animalsTotal weight of
dressed carcasses
Average weight
of dressed carcasses
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
numberindextindexkgindex
Cattle116,295100.535,737102.5307.30102.0
Pigs331,537101.932,204102.997.13101.0
Poultry39,160,088101.770,613101.31.8099.6
Sheep97,83797.21,36794.813.9897.6
Goats24,05693.733691.413.9697.5
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Livestock slaughter out of slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Slaughtered animalsTotal weight of
dressed carcasses
Average weight
of dressed carcasses
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
numberindextindexkgindex
Cattle......
Pigs71,77895.08,49994.6118.4099.6
Poultry319,266119.1609107.21.9190.0
Sheep85,44296.61,21194.314.1797.6
Goats22,85092.932590.914.2097.8
… no data
Source: SURS
Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia
Slaughtered animalsTotal weight of
dressed carcasses
Average weight
of dressed carcasses
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
2019 2019 
2018
numberindextindexkgindex
Cattle116,295100.535,737102.5307.30102.0
Pigs259,759104.023,705106.391.26102.2
Poultry38,840,822101.670,004101.21.8099.6
Sheep12,395100.915799.212.6598.3
Goats1,206111.911106.99.3195.5
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

Data on slaughter in smaller slaughterhouses are acquired from the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection. Data on bovine slaughter are acquired from the Bovine Administrative Register, which is kept by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

Data on slaughter outside slaughterhouses (family farms) are collected with the December statistical sample survey of the number of livestock and sown area in autumnal sowing. Some missing data are estimated by experts.

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