Chicken exports for August 2012 were 332,375 metric tons valued at $417.50 million compared with 352,522 tons valued at $419.48 million in August 2011, a 5.7-percent decline in quantity and an 0.5 percent slip in value.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending October 13 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 154,088,000 broilers, 3-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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