Broiler production is expected to continue to expand during the second half of 2013, with production in the third and fourth quarter “significantly higher” than a year earlier, according to the  August “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Export subsidies for poultry meat have been suspended by the European Union Commission effective July 18, 2013, according to the August 20 edition of International Egg and Poultry Review from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service Poultry Program, which cited two Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN reports.

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USDA ‘s Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) issued a final rule this week that clarifies existing requirements involving scale tickets and live poultry weighing. 

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Intended U.S. placements of broiler pullet chicks for the hatchery supply flock for July 2013 were 6,569,000, 8 percent above the 6,071,000 pullet chicks placed in July 2012, according to the “Chickens and Eggs” report issued this week by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending August 24 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 160,387,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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