United Kingdom Livestock Production

United Kingdom vs. United States for Livestock Production

Types of Livestock

United Kingdom Statistics

Pig's Statistics

  • Major part of the United Kingdom's agriculture industry.
  • Pigs, in the U.K., get slaughtered when they are between 132-220 lb.
  • Pig product in the last decade as decreased. In 2000 there were 12,381 marketed pigs and in 2009 there was only 8,557.
  • The price made from pigs in 2009 was $1,334,914,248

Dairy's Statistics

  • The number of dairy cows in 2010 was 1,847
  • The amount of U.K. dairy exports in 2009 was $1,134,948,435

Sheep's Statistics

  • The amount of sheep in 2010 was 31,084 (14,446 were for market)
  • The total amount of money made from sheep production was $1,315,921,566
  • Sheep are usually born in March or April
  • Sheep that finish early are slaughtered in either August or September
  • Sheep that finish late are slaughtered in sometime between October and November

Beef's Statistics

  • Slaughtered between 18-30 months (when they weigh between 992-1,213 lb.)
  • The amount of beef cattle in 2010 was 1,657
  • The value of beef production in 2010 was $2,972,354,794

Poultry's Statistics

  • On an average, people eat 55 lb. of poultry each year.
  • Over 800 chickens are slaughtered each year.
  • Killing age of birds: 43 days
  • In 2010, $2,440,559,687 was the value of the U.K.'s poultry production.

United States Statistics

Pig's Statistics

  • 110.4 million hogs were sent to market
  • Pork's production in 2010 was over $2 billion.

Dairy's Statistics

  • Milk produced from diary cattle in 2010 was over 5 billion lb.
  • Diary cattle's value in 2010 was over $2 billion.

Sheep's Statistics

  • In 2010 there were 2.5 million sheep that were sent to market.
  • In 2010's sheep's production value was over $8 million

Beef's Statistics

  • In 2010 beef product made over $74 billion
  • Amount consumed in 2010 was 26.4 billion pounds
  • Average amount of cattle in 2010 was 92.7 billion head
  • Beef's production value in 2010 was over $250 billion