U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending February 19, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 169,260,000 broilers, a 76-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

The 76-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 1-percent increase in eggs set in the United States, 10 weeks earlier, and a 2-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in the United States. USDA’s Broiler Hatchery report for February 16, 2022, can be viewed here.

 

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
– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%
January
8237,433
101
184,67298
238,275108183,927104163,24696
15237,274
101
185,218
98
234,265105182,825101171,403101
22238,226
102
184,248
98
241,406103187,109100154,46294
29239,718
103
186,221100
240,594102188,550100168,869101
February
5239,409101185,67699242,318102187,35298154,73592
12239,623101184,929100240,845106186,378102168,799103
19238,979101185,21998169,260176*

* Last year’s the winter ice storm in TX and surrounding states caused plants to be closed for up to 4 days.

 

 

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