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The statistics on slaughter animals and meat production are published as monthly and annual statements of slaughtering at slaughterhouses, distributed by cattle, pigs, sheep and lambs, poultry and horses. Information on the number of animals slaughtered and live exported animals as well as the production of meat (amount of edible meat in kg). The statistics also provide data on a wide range of prices and price quotations. Among other things average prices per kg slaughtered weight and sales value in mill. DKK for the individual categories of animals. The statistics are only calculated for Denmark as a whole.
The statistics on slaughtering of animals cover all slaughtered animals by Danish slaughterhouses distributed by cattle, pigs, sheep and lambs, poultry and horses. The number of slaughtered and live animals exported and the production of meat (amount of edible meat in kilograms) are reported. In the slaughter and production figures, only meat that is suitable for human consumption is included.
The statistics also provide data on a wide range of prices and price quotations. For example, average prices per kg slaughtered weight and the sales value in million Danish kroner million for each category of livestock. The information is given in the form of totals and time series - for main products data compiled monthly or otherwise quarterly and annually. Data on actual quantities are given, and prices and values are estimated and are included in the product value of agriculture.
Monthly, quarterly and yearly data are disseminated via Stat Bank Denmark and quarterly via the publications "Jordbrugets prisforhold" and "Animalsk produktion".
The statistics on slaughtering of animals cover all slaughtered animals by Danish slaughterhouses distributed by cattle, pigs, sheep and lambs, poultry and horses. The statistics are broken down by category of animals. To this is added the external trade statistics providing data on live animals. The statistics provide information on the number of slaughtered and live animals exported and meat production (the quantity of edible meat in kg). The slaughterings are divided into the following groups and classifications.
Cattle are calculated in: Bulls, Young bulls, Steers, Heifers, Cows, Fat calves and Sucking calves. Pigs are calculated in: Small pigs, Sows, Boars and Pigs for slaughtering. Poultry are calculated in: Chickens, Hens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys and Other poultry. Other are calculated in: Horses, Sheep and Lambs.
Statistical concepts and definitions
Pigs: - Pigs, total - Small pigs - Sows - Boars - Pigs for slaughtering - For producers
Cattle: -Cattle, total - Full grown cattle, total - Calves, total - Male animals - Bulls - Young bulls - Steers - Heifers - Cows - Fat calves - Sucking calves
Poultry: - Poultry, total - Chickens - Hens - Ducks - Geese - Turkeys - Other poultry - Slaughtering at producers
Other: - Horses - Sheep - Lambs
The number of animals for slaughtering.
All livestock in Denmark, as horses, cattle, pigs, sheep and lambs, poultry and game.
There are data from 1990 for the yearly data and from 1995 for the monthly data. der annual data are available, but are not available in the statistics bank, these can be found in Agricultural Statistics Volume 2, 1900-1965 and the publication Agricultural Statistics .
Not relevant for these statistics.
Unit of measure
The units are number of animals are in 1000 units, the average slaughter weight in kilo and the average price per Danish cent per kilo of the animal. The production are in million kg and the sales value are in million Danish kroner.
Calendar month, quarter and calendar year.
Frequency of dissemination
Statistics are published monthly for slaughter, export and values for cattle and pigs, quarterly figures for poultry and annually figures for sheep, lamb and horses. For all are published annually statistics.
Legal acts and other agreements
Law on Statistics Denmark §8 secures the legal ground for collecting the data.
The statistic falls under EU Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 concerning livestock and meat statistics.
Cost and burden
The statistics are based on administrative registers. There is therefore no direct reporting burden in connection with the calculation of these statistics.
Other information is available on the subject page of the statistics or please contact Statistic Denmark.