U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending March 26, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 168,267,000 broilers, 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

The 1-percent increase  in slaughter compares with a 1-percent increase in eggs set in the United States, 10 weeks earlier, a 1-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in the United States. USDA’s Broiler Hatchery report for March 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 –%
February
12240,020101184,58899240,845106186,378102168,799103
19239,621104185,895102238,979101185,21998166,031173*
26239,17399185,56299237,59499184,67298165,41793
March
5240,794100185,90899238,160101185,21898166,49896
12240,139101186,581102236,948100184,04898164,36397
19240,459
101
185,652
99
237,433101186,130100163,62298
26



237,274101185,62299168,267101

* 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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