U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending December 10 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 151,865,000 broilers, a 9-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 9-percent decrease in slaughter compares with an 8-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 7-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
15182,4029398154,4909196195,86694163,69596150,08890
22184,0199297150,79893100194,91394161,96295155,24196
29185,89193102152,8289297193,72893160,93394152,60493
November
5187,4709498148,7469297193,46194162,01695153,81595
12194,1279596151,3899297189,76593158,36194151,25392
19193,2019496152,77293101185,74291153,82791147,26390
26194,4709496157,1329599180,04391148,42991112,26387
December
3195,0379697159,7869596188,27891154,49091148,05590
10182,23492150,79893151,86591

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

 

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