U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending April 5 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 154,979,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier. The 1-percent increase in slaughter compares with a 6-percent increase in eggs set in the United States, 10 weeks earlier, and a 4-percent increase in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in the United States.

U.S. Eggs Set, Chicks Placed, Broiler Slaughter Report
Week endingEggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placedBroilers slaughtered
change fromchange from10 weeks previous7 weeks previous
1 year1 year1 year1 year1
year
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February
22207,776100168,722100208,969164,639101159,979106
March
1209,717101167,675100208,329170,236104153,52199
8209,547101168,35099207,141170,256105149,80998
15208,946101168,65699208,864106168,864104154,472102
22206,826100170,090100201,516103169,369104151,93199
29208,214100170,396100207,163106168,538104150,843101
April
5208,504106169,500104154,979 101

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