The number of chickens slaughtered for their meat has dropped by 0.5% in Malta in 2008, according to latest statistics.
The overall weight of chickens rose by 5%, and as a result, poultry production rose by 4.5%.
The number of cows slaughtered for meat rose by 16.7% in 2008. The overall weight of cows fell 4.4%. As a result, beef production rose by 11.5%.
Pigs slaughtered increased by 3.1%. The overall weight of pigs fell 5.3%. As a result, pork production fell by 2.3%.
Altogether, the overall value of beef, pork and poultry together rose by 11.2% to €7.1 mln.