U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending January 7 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 135,722,000 broilers, a 19-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 19-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 7-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 –%
November
12193,2579596151,5069397189,76593158,36194151,25392
19195,7059597153,75693102185,74291154,88091147,26390
26195,2289496157,82296100180,04391148,42991112,26387
December
3194,9029697161,5369697188,27891154,49091148,05590
10195,7669595163,3799798182,21692150,79893152,00291
17194,9599595162,6679697186,67293152,82892148,97591
24195,1829596163,2159798182,40293148,67192136,566101
31194,0999696168,81397100184,01992151,50692126,17396
January
7185,89193153,75693135,722*81

* In 2011, the New Years holiday was during the week ending January 1.

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

 

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