U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending March 10 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 149,699,000 broilers, a 5-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 5-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 –%
January
14193,0799494162,5509797187,04094157,82296153,922103
21193,9099595160,5229695194,71095161,48796147,10390
28193,9249595160,6989596195,70595163,29097152,22694
February
4193,2059495160,7699695195,22894162,53196151,56297
11195,4359695162,0299696194,66595163,18797149,82595
18194,3669495161,2809696195,37395162,90396150,49793
25195,3779594160,5679596195,08895161,86896149,93095
March
3197,1589595163,1369797195,86795162,55097151,68495
10193,36495160,52296 149,69995

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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