U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending May 12 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,751,000 broilers, a 6-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 6-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 5-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 5-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
24196,4889495164,7059597193,07994160,76795150,60094
31198,1009596165,7169698193,90995161,94897149,75595
April
7199,3129697165,2079698193,92495161,28296147,760
91*
14199,6759695164,7829596193,16294160,54795153,060
96
21200,0899697166,1969798195,48196163,34797154,825
97
28196,8349595166,9039798194,66394162,71496152,792
99
May
5199,1689696166,0479696195,25995163,01296151,715
95
12197,68795164,70595155,751
94

*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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