U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending May 19 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 158,021,000 broilers, a 3-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 3-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 4-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
31198,1009596165,7169698193,90995161,94897149,75595
April
7199,3249697165,2179698193,92495161,28296147,760
91*
14199,6489695164,7929596193,16294160,54795153,060
96
21199,8899697166,2089798195,48196163,34797154,825
97
28196,8259595166,9169798194,66394162,71496152,792
99
May
5199,2129696166,1499696195,25995163,01296151,715
95
12199,9269796166,9539698197,68795164,70595155,836
94
19198,73996165,71696158,021
97

*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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