U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending May 5 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 151,870,000 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 –%
March
17197,5519596163,0129696193,22094160,69895153,05697
24196,4889495164,7059597193,07994160,76795150,60094
31198,1019596165,7169698193,90995161,94897149,75595
April
7199,2039697165,2159698193,92495161,28296147,760
91*
14199,3899595164,7799596193,16294160,54795153,060
96
21200,0849697166,1849798195,48196163,34797154,825
97
28196,9069595166,9719798194,66394162,71496152,792
99
May 
 
5195,25995163,01296151,870
95

*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.

 

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