England Abattoir Numbers

SIZE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH PIG ABATTOIRS IN 2012
Size Group Abattoir Total  Average Throughput 
Numbers Throughput Throughput Share
head head head %
1-10,000 79 250,398 3,170 3.0
10,001-30,000 21 396,203 18,867 4.8
30,001-100,000 7 368,116 52,588 4.5
100,001-500,000 7 1,668,544 238,363 20.3
>500,001 7 5,540,798 791,543 67.4
       
Total 121 8,224,059 67,967 100.0
ABATTOIRS IN ENGLAND
   
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Red meat abattoirs
All red meat abattoirs 250 246 246 233 226 224 218 210 209 202 198 195
                       
Pig abattoirs                        
Total pig abattoirs 166 164 164 155 147 143 140 131 128 124 125 121
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
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
                       
Specialist pig abattoirs* 19 20 18 20 15 16 16 16 14 15 16 14
* Included in total pig abattoirs
Last updated: 18 July 2013

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