Poultry certified wholesome during August 2022 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.72 billion pounds, up six percent from the amount certified in August 2021, according to USDA’s Poultry Slaughter report.

The July 2022 revised certified total at 4.13 billion pounds, was down three percent from July 2021. The July revision represented an increase of 1.23 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during August 2022 was 6.23 billion pounds, up six percent from 5.85 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 5.58 billion pounds, up eight percent from August 2021. Mature chickens, at 75.2 million pounds, were up 10 percent from the previous year.

Young chickens slaughtered during August 2022 averaged 6.48 pounds per bird, up slightly from August 2021. The average live weight of mature chickens was 7.30 pounds per bird, up six percent from a year ago.

August 2021 contained 22 weekdays (including zero holidays) and four Saturdays. August 2022 contained 23 weekdays (including zero holidays) and four Saturdays.

 

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