U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending May 3 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,696,000 broilers, no change from the same week a year earlier. The no change in slaughter compares with no change in eggs set in the United States, 10 weeks earlier, and a 1-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in the United States.

U.S. Eggs Set, Chicks Placed, Broiler Slaughter Report
Week ending Eggs set Chicks placed Eggs set Chicks placed Broilers slaughtered
change from change from 10 weeks previous 7 weeks previous
1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1
year
– 000 – % – 000 – % – 000 – % – 000 – % – 000 – %
March
22 208,289 100 171,061 100 210,363 103 170,246 101 151,931 99
29 209,352 100 171,628 100 208,241 102 169,414 100 150,843 101
April
5 211,617 101 171,583 100 209,580 102 170,445 100 155,489 101
12 212,604 101 169,495 99 209,410 102 169,629 100 154,712 100
19 212,919 102 170,275 99 208,080 101 168,545 99 146,685 95
26 211,200 101 172,434 101 208,693 100 169,262 99 152,255 98
May
3 208,980 100 169,654 99 155,696 100

Note: Data in bold is subject to weekly revisions. All percentage changes are compared with earlier.

Special Note

Revisions were also made to the December 29, 2013 to March 1, 2014 time period to provide consistency between historic revisions in the Hatchery Production 2013 Summary, published April 15, 2014. Please visit the NASS website at http://www.nass.usda.gov/ and utilize the Quick Stats Tools for complete data.