Egg Industry News and Commentary

  —  Mar 8

 
Weekly Broiler Production and Prices

    

The March 1st 2017 edition of the USDA Broiler Hatchery Report confirmed that 171 million day-old chicks were placed among the 19 major broiler-producing states during the week ending February 25th, one percent more than the corresponding week in 2016

Total chick placements for the U.S. amounted to 178 million. Average hatchability was 83 percent for eggs set three weeks earlier. Cumulative placements for the period January 7th through February 25th amounted to 1.43 billion chicks, one percent more than the corresponding period in 2016.

  

For the processing week ending February 25th 160.155 million broilers were processed at an average live weight of 2.80 kg (2.77 kg. last week) and a yield of 76.0 percent. The number of broilers processed was 1.8 percent more than the corresponding week in 2016.

Processed (RTC) broiler production attained 340,256 metric tons 2.2 percent more than the corresponding week in 2016. Processed (RTC) broiler production in 2017 has attained 2,716,967 metric tons YTD, 0.5 percent more than YTD 2016.