U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending February 26, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 170,610,000 broilers, a 4-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 4-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 1-percent decrease 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 23, 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
15237,274
101
185,218
98
234,265105182,825101171,403101
22238,226
102
184,248
98
241,406103187,109100154,46294
29239,613
103
186,295100
240,594102188,550100168,869101
February
5239,342101185,728100242,318102187,35298154,73592
12239,951101184,920100240,845106186,378102168,799103
19239,687104185,156101238,979101185,21998166,031173*
26237,59499184,67298170,610
96

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

 

 

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