United Kingdom Livestock Production
United Kingdom vs. United States for Livestock Production
Types of Livestock
United Kingdom 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
- The number of dairy cows in 2010 was 1,847
- The amount of U.K. dairy exports in 2009 was $1,134,948,435
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 110.4 million hogs were sent to market
- Pork's production in 2010 was over $2 billion.
- Milk produced from diary cattle in 2010 was over 5 billion lb.
- Diary cattle's value in 2010 was over $2 billion.
- In 2010 there were 2.5 million sheep that were sent to market.
- In 2010's sheep's production value was over $8 million
- 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