Animal slaughtering

28,157,734 animals slaughtered in April 2024

Agriculture & fishery
28,157,734 animals slaughtered in April 2024

Animal slaughters : provisional figures for April

69,617 bovine animals were slaughtered in April 2024. The number of slaughtered pigs was 805,252 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 27,207,218 units.

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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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