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Meat production. By species

Meat production. Slaughter of livestock and destination of meat. By species Catalonia. 2021
Slaughter of livestock Destination of meat
Head slaughtered (units) Carcass weight (tons) Direct consumptions (tons) Industrial consumption (tons)
Bovine 502,229 132,408 119,178 13,231
Adult cattle (1) 16,631 5,084 4,158 926
Other cattle 485,598 127,324 115,020 12,304
Ovine 1,100,978 14,835 13,643 1,192
Adult sheep 8,911 177 174 3
Other sheep 1,092,067 14,658 13,468 1,189
Caprine 78,059 354 347 7
Swine 24,041,540 2,080,549 896,867 1,183,682
Piglets 9,273 59 59 0
Other swine 24,032,267 2,080,490 896,808 1,183,682
Equine 1,594 398 314 84
Poultry (2) 198,866 350,176 287,183 62,993
Broilers 147,641 268,718 233,574 35,144
Hens 2,351 6,147 4,098 2,049
Other birds 48,875 75,311 49,511 25,800
Rabbits (2) 7,618 8,893 8,638 255
Total 232,208,642 2,587,612 1,326,169 1,261,444
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.
Notes:
- (1) Cows that have calved at least once.
- (2) Head slaughtered in thousands.

Last update: July 27, 2022.

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Methodological note

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 "..".