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Definition of concepts

Broiler
A type of fattening chicken bred and raised especially for meat production.

Methodological aspects

The data on macromagnitudes, surface area, machinery and head of livestock, as well as that on agricultural, livestock and forestry production, which is updated every year, is obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food.

The purpose of the Slaughter Statistics is to obtain information on the evolution of meat production in Catalonia by species and type of animal. Monthly information is obtained for the main livestock species, including cows, pigs, goats, poultry, rabbits and horses.

A complementary annual survey is conducted on cattle slaughtered in the previous year for any slaughterhouse not covered by the monthly survey.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".