Animal slaughtering

25,717,162 animals slaughtered in December 2022

Agriculture & fishery
25,717,162 animals slaughtered in December 2022

Animal slaughters : provisional figures for December

68,348 bovine animals were slaughtered in December 2022. The number of slaughtered pigs was 867,578 animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 24,704,325 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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