Animal slaughtering

25,575,189 animals slaughtered in May 2020

Agriculture & fishery
Animal slaughtering

59,320 bovine animals were slaughtered in May 2020. The number of slaughtered pigs was 841,945  animals, and the number of slaughtered chickens amounted to 24,599,179 units.

The results for  May 2020 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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