U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending April 2, 2022 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 167,564,000 broilers, 3-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

The 3-percent increase in slaughter compares with a 2-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 30, 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
19239,621104185,895102238,979101185,21998166,031173*
26239,17399185,56299237,59499184,67298165,41793
March
5240,897100186,02599238,160101185,21898166,49896
12240,275101186,614102236,948100184,04898164,36397
19240,886
101
185,787
99
237,433101186,130100163,62298
26240,273
101
187,375
100
237,274101185,62299165,477100
April    
2



238,089102184,58899167,564103

* 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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