EU pig slaughter levels remain stable

EU pig slaughter was also relatively stable in October, according to a report from AHDB analyst Bethan Wilkins. Slaughter remained at a similar level to much of 2021 at 20.6 million head.

This is less than 3% lower than in October the year before, a drop likely as a result of the being fewer working days in the calendar month this year, with an additional Sunday when compared to October in 2020, said Ms Wilkins.

Chart showing EU pig slaughter

There was a noticeable 5% year-on-year decline in slaughter in Germany and the Netherlands was also down by 8%. Denmark, however, continued to record higher throughputs.

“Despite more stable figures in more recent months, slaughter across the first ten months of 2021 overall was still 2% higher than the previous year, at 206 million head,” added Ms Wilkins.

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