U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending September 1 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 156,424,000 broilers, 3-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 3-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 1-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and 1-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 –%
July
14196,11110095163,2049994199,96496167,12497156,031
98
21195,06910093163,89310194199,79097166,58497158,653
99
28196,29410194161,1829995200,72097167,32499158,180
99
August
4195,17310094163,72810096201,02398167,44599154,911
98
11193,25310093162,50210094201,50198167,758100155,961
100
18 191,9519993162,44110194199,86498165,77198157,872
99
25191,7449992161,8189994196,53698163,65999157,800
100
September 
 
1195,50099163,20499156,424
97

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

USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service Poultry Programs Market News and Analysis Branch told NCC that while there were disruptions this week to chicken processing operations in Mississippi and Louisiana as the result of Hurricane Isaac (downgraded to a tropical storm late Wednesday), there does not appear to be any significant damage to growout housing or processing facilities.  Plants that suspended operations earlier this week are running tomorrow to “make up for lost time,” AMS noted.  Attention is now shifting to re-supplying chicken and other foods to supermarkets and restaurants in the affected area.

 

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