U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending August 20 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 159,522,000 broilers, a 3-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier. The 3-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 3-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 August 13 was 654,453,000 pounds, down 4 percent from the same week a year prior. The year-to-date r-t-c weight was 21,757,951,000 pounds, up 2 percent. The yield from liveweight to r-t-c weight for the week ending August 13 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 –%
July
2197,8429598169,5039799209,518101174,630102170,455104730,187109
9195,4849597166,3289698207,806100173,577102145,055100611,653102
16196,9699496165,2429598208,427100173,565101159,64698687,452102
23195,5719497163,3549698206,93298172,08599160,49696676,76399
30194,8529397163,4779697207,10298170,68597159,04795677,763101
August
6195,8949498164,4029597206,50698169,57497158,67796664,36598
13194,6439497162,9989597205,76597169,30596156,03294654,45396
20205,20897169,50397159,52297

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

 

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