U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending September 24 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 160,516,000 broilers, a 4-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 4-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 6-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 5-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Ready-to-cook (r-t-c) weight for the week ending September 17 was 697,596,000 pounds, down 2 percent from the same week a year prior. The year-to-date r-t-c weight was 25,067,829,000 pounds, up 2 percent. The yield from liveweight to r-t-c weight for the week ending September 17 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 –%
August
6195,8669498164,8859597206,50698169,57497158,67796664,36598
13194,9139497163,2399597205,76597169,30596156,03294654,45396
20193,7289397161,9679497205,20897169,50397158,75097670,584100
27193,4429496163,6959698200,36995166,32896157,22395659,44897
September
3189,4909397161,9629597199,07294165,24295161,41494678,22995
10187,2769197160,9299497197,84295163,35496141,49595604,02198
17182,3519397162,1369597195,48495163,47796159,51895697,59698
24196,96994164,88595160,51696

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

 

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