England Abattoir Numbers

SIZE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH PIG ABATTOIRS IN 2013
Size Group Abattoir Total  Average Throughput 
Numbers Throughput Throughput Share
head head head %
1-10,000 76 213,955 2,815 2.6
10,001-30,000 22 393,082 17,867 4.7
30,001-100,000 7 321,511 45,930 3.9
100,001-500,000 6 1,117,889 186,315 13.4
>500,001 8 6,279,390 784,924 75.4
Total 119 8,325,827 69,965 100.0
ABATTOIRS IN ENGLAND
     
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Red meat abattoirs
All red meat abattoirs 250 246 246 233 226 224 218 210 209 202 198 195 193
                         
Pig abattoirs                          
Total pig abattoirs 166 164 164 155 147 143 140 131 128 124 125 121 119
Pig slaughterings (000 head) 8,753 8,217 7,259 7,302 7,147 7,222 7,386 7,367 7,130 7,345 7,769 8,224 8,326
Average throughput (000 head) 52.7 50.1 44.3 47.1 48.6 50.5 52.8 56.2 55.7 59.2 62.2 68.0 70.0
                         
Specialist pig abattoirs* 19 20 18 20 15 16 16 16 14 15 16 14 15
* Included in total pig abattoirs
Last updated: 18 Jun 2014

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