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Pigs: Slaughterhouses

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 59811, tabled on 20 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pigs were slaughtered in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern Ireland in each month of the last three years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 October 2021

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for delivering Official Controls in abattoirs in England and Wales. Official Controls in Northern Ireland are delivered by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on behalf of the FSA. We are unable to provide the information requested for Scotland as this is a matter for Food Standards Scotland.

The following table shows the number of pigs slaughtered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Totals

Date

England

Wales

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom total excluding Scotland

Year Total: October to December 2018

2018

2,258,502

7,814

441,823

2,708,139

October

803,768

2,726

178,572

985,066

November

788,112

2,443

144,337

934,892

December

666,622

2,645

118,914

788,181

Year total for January to December 2019

2019

8,912,967

28,586

1,787,680

1,072,9233

January

768,372

2,090

174,284

944,746

February

682,008

1,941

140,191

824,140

March

699,843

2,187

133,646

835,676

April

752,207

2,477

162,470

917,154

May

750,741

2,048

124,842

877,631

June

658,189

2,319

127,991

788,499

July

770,109

2,689

162,514

935,312

August

749,714

2,367

147,700

989,781

September

736,300

2,662

146,307

885,269

October

821,708

2,485

185,220

1,009,413

November

786,061

2,659

149,850

938,570

December

737,715

2,662

132,665

873,042

Year total for January to December 2020

2020

9,070,908

27,198

1,437,233

10,535,339

January

784,512

2,200

180,140

966,852

February

695,637

2,043

140,442

838,122

March

781,534

2,437

146,904

930,875

April

739,660

1,845

120,979

862,484

May

693,445

1,946

85,876

781,267

June

742,557

2,302

98,814

843,673

July

784,037

2,153

121,388

907,578

August

708,665

2,357

103,208

814,230

September

802,330

2,685

102,606

907,621

October

797,837

2,421

134,188

934,446

November

760,353

2,673

109,150

872,176

December

780,341

2,136

93,538

876,015

Year total for January to September 2021

2021

6,913,392

20,809

1,334,352

8,268,553

January

721,631

2,077

126,182

849,890

February

753,014

2,125

103,382

858,521

March

861,074

2,537

150,397

1,014,008

April

784,809

2,024

187,611

974,444

May

744,365

2,090

147,534

891,989

June

781,702

2,560

148,433

932,695

July

756,250

2,183

177,362

935,795

August

765,519

2,687

146,557

914,763

September

745,028

2,526

146,894

894,448

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