U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 3 is estimated by USDA/AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 148,148,000 broilers, a 10-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 10-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 9-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 9-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

Week endingData from 19 states
Eggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placed
change fromchange from10 weeks previous7 weeks previousU.S. broilers slaughtered
1 year2 years1 year2 years1 year1 year1
year
– 000 –%%– 000 –%%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%
October
8186,6729398148,4299195194,92293161,96794153,82393
15182,4029398154,4909196195,86694163,69596150,08890
22184,0199297150,79893100194,91394161,96295155,24196
29185,71892102152,8289297193,72893160,93394152,60493
November
5187,7709498148,7469297193,46194162,01695153,81595
12193,4769596151,2229297189,76593158,36194151,25392
19193,2019496152,78393101185,74291153,82791147,26390
26194,3619496156,2539599180,04391148,42991112,26387
87December
3188,27891154,49091148,14890

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

 

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