U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending July 23 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 160,760,000 broilers, a 4-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier. The 4-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 2-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 1-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Ready-to-cook (r-t-c) weight for the week ending July 16 was 687,452,000 pounds, up 2 percent. The year-to-date r-t-c weight was 19,084,607,000 pounds, up 3 percent. The yield from liveweight to r-t-c weight for the week ending July 16 was 74.5 percent.

Week endingData from 19 statesU.S. broilers produced
Eggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placedBirds slaughteredPounds produced, r-t-c
change fromchange from10 weeks previous7 weeks previous
1 year2 years1 year2 years1 year1 year1
year
1
year
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June
4205,7659799172,08599100209,382102173,939103146,63399624,862101
11205,20897100170,6859799208,037102172,604102160,38999694,236103
18200,3699598169,5749799208,503100173,241100160,32799696,356102
25199,1489498169,3059699208,972101173,150101165,468101712,522104
July
2198,5079699169,6209799209,518101174,630102170,455104730,187109
9195,8279597166,5459698207,806100173,577102145,055100611,653102
16196,5339496164,8389598208,427100173,565101159,64698687,452102
23206,93298172,08599160,76096

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

 

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