U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending July 21 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 158,161,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 1-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 3-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 3-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 –%
June
2201,5019895166,5849797196,48894164,79295142,351
97
9199,8649894167,3249996198,10095166,20897156,500
98
16196,5369893167,4459996199,32496166,67297154,094
96
23195,5079993167,75610095199,64896166,24196154,051
93
30196,27610093165,7419894200,19596167,07296158,358
93
July
7193,9369993163,6509993198,16296165,55296142,699
98
14195,85710095162,8429994199,96496167,12497156,031
98
21199,79097166,58497158,161
99

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