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Slovenia: Decrease of slaughtered livestock in February 2013.

Based on the information released from the Slovenian Statistics Agency, in February 2013, the slaughter of cattle was lower by about 17%, of horses and pigs by about 9% and of poultry by about 8% compared with the previous month. In the same comparison only the number of slaughtered sheep was higher by about 25%, but sheep represent only a small share of animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses.Compared to January 2013, the total weight of dressed carcasses of cattle slaughtered in February 2013 decreased by about 17%, of horses by about 13%, of poultry by about 9% and of pigs by about 5%. On the other hand, the total weight of dressed carcasses of sheep increased by about 37%.In February 2013 fewer animals slaughtered than in February 2012Compared to February 2012, in February 2013 the number of slaughtered sheep was lower by exactly 31%, of horses by exactly 28%, of pigs by about 13%, of cattle by about 12% and of poultry by about 3%.The weight of dressed carcasses decreased in February 2013 over February 2012. The total weight of dressed carcasses of horses decreased by about 34%, of sheep by about 32%, of poultry by about 14%, of pigs also by about 14% and of cattle by about 10%.In February 2013 no imported animals were slaughtered in Slovene slaughterhouses.
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