U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending January 21 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 147,058,000 broilers, a 10-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 10-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 5-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 4-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
26195,2289496157,82296100180,04391148,42991112,26387
December
3194,6659597161,4879697188,27891154,49091148,05590
10195,3739595163,2909798182,21692150,79893152,00291
17195,0889595162,5319697186,67293152,82892148,97591
24195,7309596163,1879798182,40293148,67192136,566101
31193,4719595162,8789696184,01992151,50692126,17396
January
7192,7159495161,9059696185,89193153,75693135,215*81
14192,4299494162,1219696187,04094157,82296153,922103
21194,71095161,48796147,05890

* 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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