U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending March 12, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 166,640,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

The 2-percent decrease in slaughter compares with no change 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 March 9, 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
29239,729
103
186,130100
240,594102188,550100168,869101
February
5239,181101185,62299242,318102187,35298154,73592
12239,766101184,58899240,845106186,378102168,799103
19239,802104185,698102238,979101185,21998166,031173*
26238,91299185,49599237,59499184,67298165,41793
March
5241,026100185,97299238,160101185,21898166,49896
12236,948100184,04898166,64098

* 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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