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SIZE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH PIG ABATTOIRS IN 2015
Size Group Abattoir Total Average Throughput
  Numbers Throughput Throughput Share
head   head head %
1-10,000 77 225,411 2,927 2.5
10,001-30,000 19 332,262 17,487 3.7
30,001-100,000 7 326,469 46,638 3.6
100,001-500,000 5 1,017,441 203,488 11.3
>500,001 8 7,065,070 883,134 78.8
Total 116 8,966,653 77,299 100.0

 

ABATTOIRS IN ENGLAND
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Red meat abattoirs              
All red meat abattoirs 218 210 209 202 198 195 193 186 192
Pig abattoirs              
Total pig abattoirs 140 131 128 124 125 121 119 115 116
Pig slaughterings (000 head) 7,386 7,367 7,130 7,345 7,769 8,224 8,326 8,517 8,967
Average throughput (000 head) 52.8 56.2 55.7 59.2 62.2 68.0 70.0 74.1 77.3
Specialist pig abattoirs* 16 16 14 15 16 14 15 14 14
* Included in total pig abattoirs
 Source: AHDB Pork
Last updated: 17 May 2016

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