Horse slaughter and average warm carcass weights

This report displays horse slaughter and average warm carcass weight slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments.

1 - Slaughter
Number of horse slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments in Canada (head)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 7,181 8,492 7,361 7,306 6,983 5,864 4,649 4,218 4,620 x
February 8,089 8,085 6,562 5,821 5,805 5,769 4,960 5,153 4,384 x
March 9,972 8,776 8,326 8,167 9,414 6,155 6,857 6,729 4,699 x
April 8,957 7,184 7,442 7,244 7,477 5,657 5,460 5,797 4,581 x
May 10,034 7,616 6,921 7,326 7,030 5,387 5,524 5,309 4,303 x
June 11,580 8,420 7,809 8,234 8,702 7,306 7,111 6,825 4,964 x
July 8,606 5,375 6,710 5,027 5,015 4,254 4,370 4,863 3,637 x
August 7,769 6,599 5,371 7,129 5,284 4,755 5,227 4,112 3,689 x
September 12,251 10,195 9,636 9,588 7,428 8,190 7,098 7,259 5,703 x
October 8,946 7,964 8,094 8,098 6,044 6,265 5,197 5,588 4,549 x
November 8,881 7,442 7,878 7,841 5,954 5,826 4,875 5,754 4,746 x
December 11,068 7,799 6,924 7,618 7,063 6,533 5,457 6,388 4,225 x
Total 113,334 93,947 89,034 89,399 82,199 71,961 66,785 67,995 54,100 x
x Confidential
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency and provincial governments
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section
2 - Carcass weight
Average warm carcass weight of horses slaughtered in federally and provincially inspected establishments (kilograms)
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 303 294 290 286 295 307 314 300 290 x
February 302 291 288 283 293 304 308 282 284 x
March 294 253 270 277 295 309 302 277 288 x
April 298 242 293 273 294 304 303 290 293 x
May 291 287 299 278 290 290 285 296 300 x
June 265 295 289 268 293 298 282 292 301 x
July 295 310 298 282 307 301 305 296 307 x
August 292 283 286 280 297 302 295 293 312 x
September 287 290 280 277 291 298 297 295 300 x
October 296 296 279 274 298 295 300 292 303 x
November 295 280 281 291 306 297 305 296 286 x
December 311 296 282 301 301 306 307 282 298 x
Annual average weight 294 284 285 281 296 301 300 291 296 x
x Confidential
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency and provincial governments
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

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