25,741,682 animals slaughtered in July

Agriculture & fishery
Animal slaughtering

65,838 bovine animals were slaughtered in July 2018. The number of slaughtered pigs was 908,351 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 24,694,838 units.

In 2017, 26.12 million animals on average were slaughtered on a monthly basis. That is what emerged from the slaughtering figures for 2017 published by Statbel, the Belgian statistical office. In terms of weight, pigs account for the largest share (59 %, 912,000 pigs on average on a monthly basis). Chickens register the highest numbers, with an average of 25 million chickens slaughtered per month. More...