JO 48 SM 1805
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Slaughterings decreased, except for sheep and lambs
In March the quantity of milk delivered to dairies was 243 600 tonnes, a decrease by 3 % compared with the figures of March 2017. 65 200 tonnes of drinking milk and 19 200 tonnes of acidified milk were produced at the dairies. Also produced during the month were 8 800 tonnes of cream, 8 000 tonnes of cheese, 1 300 tonnes of butter and 7 400 tonnes of milk powder.
35 100 cattle were slaughtered in March, of which 1 300 were calves. The total slaughter weight of cattle was 11 300 tonnes, a 3 % decrease compared with March 2017.
The slaughter of pigs in March 2018 decreased by 8 % compared with the figures of March of last year. 217 300 pigs were slaughtered in March, with a total slaughter weight of 20 800 tonnes.
20 100 sheep and lambs were slaughtered in March, of which 18 700 were lambs. The total slaughter weight of sheep and lambs for this month was 390 tonnes. Compared with the same month of last year there was an increase by 16 %.
The first quarter’s statistics for delivered eggs is now available in our Statistical database. 10 900 tonnes of eggs were delivered in March by the members of the Swedish Egg & Poultry Association. In relation to March of last year, the delivered amount increased by 3 %.
The figures for slaughtered poultry were not available at the time of publication. The statistics will be published in the Statistical database of the Board of Agriculture when available.