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Animal Products - Annual and monthly statistics – 2016:10

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Statistics indicate more calves are spared to be slaughtered as adults instead

224 600 tonnes of milk were delivered to dairies in October 2016. Figure A shows how these quantities have varied from 2013 till October 2016. The production of drinking milk was 69 200 tonnes in October 2016, somewhat less than in October 2015. Compared with this point in 2015, yearly butter production has risen 6 % while milk powder production has shrunk 10 %. See Table 2 for more details.

In total, more than 34 600 adult cattle and 1 400 calves were slaughtered in
October 2016. Like earlier months this year, the number of calves slaughtered is substantially lower than in earlier years. The explanation appears to be that it has become more common to raise the calves and slaughter them as adult bulls and bullocks instead. This is indicated by the total weight of slaughtered cattle, 11 500 tonnes in October, not decreasing as much as the total number of slaughtered cattle. The total slaughter weight is shown in Figure B. 201 000 pigs were slaughtered in October 2016, with a combined slaughter weight of 18 500 tonnes. That is 1 400 tonnes less than in the same month last year. Figure C shows how the slaughter of pigs has developed since the year 2013. The total slaughter of sheep, rams and lambs in October 2016 was roughly 700 tonnes, which is marginally less than in October 2015. Figure D shows how the total slaughter of sheep, rams and lambs has developed since the year 2013.

More than 12 300 tonnes of poultry were slaughtered in October 2016.
Compared with October 2015, both the slaughter of chickens and hens have
declined, while the slaughter of turkeys has increased. Chicken constituted 95 % of slaughtered weight and 97 % of the number of slaughtered poultry. Figure E shows how the total slaughter of poultry has developed since the year 2015.

The egg delivery statistics for August 2016 were not yet available at the date of publication. They will be published in the Swedish Board of Agriculture Database as soon as possible.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Milk delivered to dairies

2. Production at dairies (1 000 metric tonnes)

3a. Slaughterings of livestock at slaughter houses

3b. Slaughterings of livestock at slaughter houses

4. Slaughterings of poultry at slaughter houses

5. Eggs delivered to wholesalers, members of the Swedish Egg & Poultry Association

6. Slaughterings of cattle, pigs and sheep within the EU (1 000 metric tonnes)

7. Milk delivered to dairies within the EU