U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending October 8 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 153,908,000 broilers, a 7-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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

Ready-to-cook (r-t-c) weight for the week ending October 1 was 684,122,000 pounds, down 5 percent from the same week a year prior. The year-to-date r-t-c weight was 26,444,158,000 pounds, up 1 percent. The yield from liveweight to r-t-c weight for the week ending October 1 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
20193,7289397161,9679497205,20897169,50397158,75097670,584100
27193,4619496163,6959698200,36995166,32896157,22395659,44897
September
3189,7359397161,9629597199,07294165,24295161,41494678,22995
10186,1959196160,9299497197,84295163,35496141,49595604,02198
17181,2569296161,9799597195,48495163,47796159,51895697,59698
24187,8689197158,7689598196,96994164,88595160,19696692,20798
October
1183,13393100154,5709196195,57194163,23995156,43793684,12295
8194,92293161,96794153,90893

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

 

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