JO 48 SM 1806
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High increase in the slaughter of cattle and pigs
The quantity of milk delivered to dairies in April was 234 800 tonnes, a decrease by 3 % compared with April 2017. 63 700 tonnes of drinking milk and 19 600 tonnes of acidified milk were produced during the month. Also 8 600 tonnes of cream, 6 800 tonnes of cheese, 1 900 tonnes of butter and 6 900 tonnes of milk powder were produced in April.
The slaughter of cattle in April increased by 20 % compared with the figures of April last year. 34 500 cattle were slaughtered in April, with a total slaughter weight of 11 200 tonnes.
The slaughter of pigs increased as well. 214 100 pigs were slaughtered in April, with a total slaughter weight of 20 600 tonnes, an increase by 15 % compared with April 2017.
14 700 sheep and lambs were slaughtered in April. The total slaughter weight, 300 tonnes, decreased by 11 % compared with the statistics of April last year.
The figures for slaughtered poultry and egg delivery were not available at the time of publication. The statistics will be published in the Statistical database of the Board of Agriculture when available.