U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending February 18 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 150,544,000 broilers, a 7-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 7-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 –%
December
24195,8679596163,1879798182,40293148,67192136,566101
31193,3649595162,9039696184,01992151,50692126,17396
January
7193,2209495161,8689696185,89193153,75693135,215*81
14193,6039494162,9849797187,04094157,82296153,922103
21194,3639595160,9569696194,71095161,48796147,10390
28194,3989595161,1329696195,70595163,29097152,22694
February
4192,9699495160,6799695195,22894162,53196151,56297
11195,8379695162,2739797194,66595163,18797149,82595
18195,37395162,90396150,54493

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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