Livestock slaughter in slaughterhouses, Slovenia, April 2020

In April 2020 about 1% less meat was gained in Slovene slaughterhouses than a month before

About 3,593,000 poultry, about 19,000 pigs and about 8,000 cattle were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in April 2020.

  • 6/29/2020
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  • provisional data

In April 2020 fewer pigs and cattle were slaughtered than in the previous month
Compared to the previous month, the number of pigs slaughtered in April 2020 in Slovene slaughterhouses decreased by about 12% (i.e. about 2,000 animals) and of cattle by about 13% (i.e. about 1,000 animals), while the number of slaughtered sheep increased by about 48% (i.e. about 400 animals), of horses by about 7% (i.e. exactly 7 animals) and of poultry by about 6% (i.e. 216,000 more animals).

The total carcass weight of animals slaughtered in April 2020 more or less followed the trends in the number of animals slaughtered. At the monthly level, the total carcass weight of slaughtered sheep increased by about 64% (weight difference of about 6,000 kg), of horses by about 24% (weight difference of about 6,000 kg) and of poultry by about 9% (weight difference of about 554,000 kg), while the total carcass weight of pigs decreased by about 13% (weight difference of about 261,000 kg) and of cattle also by about 13% (weight difference of about 378,000 kg).


In April 2020 more horses and poultry slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses than in April 2019
Compared to April 2019, the number of horses slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses in April 2020 was higher by about 16% and of poultry by about 14%, while the number of sheep went down by about 59%, of pigs by about 22% and of cattle by about 18%.

Compared to April 2019, the total weight of dressed carcasses of horses slaughtered in April 2020 went up by about 38% and of poultry by about 17%, while the total weight of dressed carcasses of sheep went down by about 50% and of pigs and cattle by about 17%.


In April 2020 we recorded slaughter of one cattle imported from Croatia. The total weight of dressed carcass was 240 kg. There was no record of slaughter of imported pigs or poultry in April 2020.

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, April 2020
Slaughtered animalsWeight of dressed carcasses
numbertotal (t)average (kg)
Horses11029262.16
Cattle8,3832,603310.50
Pigs18,7191,78395.27
Sheep1,0941513.75
Goats15818.38
Rabbits15401.30
Poultry3,592,6576,6401.85
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
Indices of number and carcass weight of slaughtered livestock, Slovenia
IV 2020 
III 2020
IV 2020
IV 2019
numberweightnumberweight
Horses106.8123.9115.8137.5
Cattle87.487.382.182.8
Pigs88.587.278.482.6
Sheep147.6164.440.749.6
Poultry106.4109.1113.9116.8
Sources: SURS, MAFF, AFSVPP
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