Poultry certified wholesome during July 2022 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.13 billion pounds, down three percent from the amount certified in July 2021. The June 2022 revised certified total at 4.44 billion pounds, was down one percent from June 2021. The June revision represented an increase of 12.0 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified, according to USDA latest Poultry Slaughter report.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during July 2022 was 5.44 billion pounds, down three percent from 5.63 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.87 billion pounds, down two percent from July 2021. Mature chickens, at 64.4 million pounds, were down 7 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 492 million pounds, down 14 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 13.3 million pounds, down four percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during July 2022 averaged 6.43 pounds per bird, down slightly from July 2021. The average live weight of mature chickens was 7.16 pounds per bird, up three percent from a year ago.

July 2021 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays. July 2022 contained 21 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

The full report can be viewed here.

 

 

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