U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending August 6 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 158,554,000 broilers, a 5-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier. The 5-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 2-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 3-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Ready-to-cook (r-t-c) weight for the week ending July 30 was 677,763,000 pounds, up 1 percent from the same week a year prior. The year-to-date r-t-c weight was 20,439,133,000 pounds, up 3 percent. The yield from liveweight to r-t-c weight for the week ending July 30 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
– 000 –%%– 000 –%%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%
June
18200,3699598169,5749799208,503100173,241100160,32799696,356102
25199,0729498169,3059699208,972101173,150101165,468101712,522104
July
2197,8369598169,5039799209,518101174,630102170,455104730,187109
9195,7519597166,3399698207,806100173,577102145,055100611,653102
16197,0029496165,2769598208,427100173,565101159,64698687,452102
23195,6599497163,3499698206,93298172,08599160,49696676,76399
30195,0229497163,4259697207,10298170,68597159,04795677,763101
August
6206,50698169,57497158,55495

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

 

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