Animal slaughtering

28,296,606 animals slaughtered in March 2021

Agriculture & fishery
28,296,606 animals slaughtered in March 2021

67,479 bovine animals were slaughtered in March 2021. The number of slaughtered pigs was 1,006,805 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 27,133,841 units.

The results for March 2021 are provisional.

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Purpose and brief description

Number and slaughtered weight of animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses, approved for consumption.

Population

All slaughterhouses in Belgium

Frequency

Monthly.

Timing of publication

Results available 2 months after the reference period.

Definitions

Number (units): Number of animals slaughtererd in a slaughterhouse and approved for human consumption during that month

Slaughtered weight (kg): Weight of the carcass after slaughter (cold weight), totals per animal species for that month

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