Beef is the most commonly consumed red meat in the UK. Around half of the beef produced comes from spent dairy cows, with the other half coming from beef cattle.

Living Conditions

The proportion of beef cattle living on factory farms is unknown

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Slaughter Age

A majority of beef cows are slaughtered before 2 years of age

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Cows

Cows

21 months

Birth

Natural life expectancy

Slaughter Method

A majority of beef and dairy cows are slaughtered with a bolt gun

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Legality in United Kingdom

Prevalence in British farming

Horn Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Skin Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Ear Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

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Prevalence in British farming

100% of cows

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Genital Mutilations

Legality in United Kingdom

Legal

UK Government

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Feedlots

Legality in United Kingdom

Unknown

Prevalence in British farming

Unknown

Other Industries

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