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SIZE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH PIG ABATTOIRS IN 2017
Size Group Abattoir Total Average Throughput
  Numbers Throughput Throughput Share
head   head head %
1-10,000 77 214,203 2,782 2.5
10,001-30,000 16 263,581 16,474 3.0
30,001-100,000 8 391,764 48,971 4.5
100,001-500,000 4 697,783 232,594 8.0
>500,001 8 7,137,687 892,211 82.0
Total 112 8,705,018 77,723 100.0

ABATTOIRS IN ENGLAND
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Red meat abattoirs      
All red meat abattoirs 193 186 192 188 184
Pig abattoirs      
Total pig abattoirs 119 115 116 118 112
Pig slaughterings (000 head) 8,326 8,517 8,967 9,008 8,705
Average throughput (000 head) 70.0 74.1 77.3 76.3 77.7
Specialist pig abattoirs* 15 14 14 14 15
* Included in total pig abattoirs
 Source: AHDB Pork
Last updated 5 July 2018

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