National Beef Association
For everyone with an interest in the British beef industry

Beef Statistics

Facts for the year 2014

  • The total number of prime cattle slaughtered at UK abattoirs in the year in 2014 year to 1.96 million.
  • Average Carcase weights for steers 367.5kg and heifers 324.6kg 
  • Export increased by 6% 
  • The top five export destinations were other EU member states
  • Hong Kong  increased is importance as an Export Market 
  • Total cattle and calve numbers in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have shown a slight decrease on the numbers recorded in years 2011 to 2013.
  • Red meat productions in 2014 in the UK was slightly up on previous years from 2011 to 2013.
  • Cattle slaughtering’s fell both UK and regionally in 2014 from previous years, 2011 to 2013, as did beef and veal production.
  • There was a rise in total meat consumption in 2014 from those recorded in previous years, 2011 to 2013.
  • Auction markets held by region have seen an increase overall.
  • The ten largest auction markets can be found in, Bridgnorth, Northallerton, Darlington, Sedgemoor, Ludlow, Selby, Market Drayton, Thirsk, Newark, York.