U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending April 7 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 147,965,000 broilers, a 9-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 9-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 –%
February
11195,4819695161,9489696194,66595163,18797149,82595
18194,6639495161,2829696195,37395162,90396150,49793
25195,2599494160,5479596195,08895161,86896149,93095
March
3197,6849596163,3479797195,86795162,55097151,68495
10198,6889695162,7059597193,36495160,52296150,22695
17197,5749595162,9679696193,22094160,69895153,05697
24196,9989494164,4779596193,07994160,76796150,60094
31197,8179594164,8459595193,90995161,94896149,75595
April  
7193,92495161,28296147,965
91*

*In 2011, the Easter holiday was on Sunday, April 24.

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