Poultry certified wholesome during September 2022 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 4.48 billion pounds, up one percent from the amount certified in September 2021, according to USDA’s Poultry Slaughter report.

The August 2022 revised certified total at 4.73 billion pounds, was up seven percent from August 2021. The August revision represented an increase of 8.98 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during September 2022 was 5.90 billion pounds, up one percent from 5.87 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 5.30 billion pounds, up two percent from September 2021. Mature chickens, at 64.9 million pounds, were down two percent from the previous year. Young chickens slaughtered during September 2022 averaged 6.57 pounds per bird, up slightly from September 2021. The average live weight of mature chickens was 7.01 pounds per bird, down one percent from a year ago.

September 2021 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and four Saturdays. September 2022 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and four Saturdays.

The full report can be viewed here.

 

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