U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending May 14 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 165,236,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier. The 2-percent increase in slaughter compares with a 1-percent increase in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 2-percent increase in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Week endingData from 19 statesU.S. broilers slaughtered
Eggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placed
change fromchange from10 weeks previous7 weeks previous
1 year2 years1 year2 years1 year1 year1 year
– 000 – % % – 000 – % % – 000 – % – 000 – % – 000 – %
April
23 208,844 101 103 172,630 102 102 204,33799167,79299154,65795
30 207,551 100 103 173,264 100 102 207,150100170,434100156,14995
May
7 207,947 99 102 173,268 101 102 206,63399170,587100159,05296
14208,530101173,852102 165,236 102

Note:  Data in bold is subject to weekly revisions.

 

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