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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - April 2006

by 5m Editor
8 May 2006, at 12:00am

By Defra - This monthly publication combines information from the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data, pulling all ‘official’ poultry statistics in one publication.

UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - April 2006 - By Defra - This monthly publication combines information from the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data, pulling all ‘official’ poultry statistics in one publication.

Section 1: UK Hatcheries Data - Placings and Eggs Set

  • UK placings of commercial broiler chicks in March 2006 were 3% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 4% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in March 2006 were 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in March 2006 were 23% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.3). Eggs Set for commercial turkeys were 4% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in March 2006 were 10% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.7).

Chart 1.1 Monthly UK Commercial Broiler Chick Placings


Chart 1.3: Monthly UK Turkey Poult Placings

Section 2: UK Trade in Live Poultry

  • Imports of commercial broiler chicks in February 2006 were over twice as high than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Exports of commercial broiler chicks in February 2006 were 56% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Imports of turkey poults in February 2006 were 13% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of turkey poults in February 2006 were 43% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of live fowls in February 2006 were 43% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.3).

  • Exports of live turkeys in February 2006 were over 5 times higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.3).

Chart 2.1: Imports and Exports of Commercial Broiler Chicks


Chart 2.2: Imports and Exports of Turkey Poults

Section 3: UK Slaughterhouse Data - Numbers Slaughtered and Average Weights

  • UK slaughterings of broilers in March 2006 were slightly higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.1). At 2.22 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in February 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in March 2006 were 4% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.2). At 2.22 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 4% lower than in February 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in March 2006 were 12% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.3). At 15.43 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 3% lower than in February 2006 (Table 3.4). At 5.80 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys in England & Wales were 9% higher than in February 2006 (Table 3.4).

Chart 3.1: Monthly Broiler Slaughterings in UK

Section 4: UK Poultrymeat Production, Trade and Domestic Usage (Net of Offal)

  • Total UK poultry production for Q1 2006 was 7% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK broiler production for Q1 2006 was 6% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of whole birds in February 2006 were over twice as high than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of cuts in February 2006 were 4% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in February 2006 were 11% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of whole birds in February 2006 were 52% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of cuts in February 2006 were 11% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in February 2006 were 13% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q4 2005 were 1% lower than in Q4 2004 (Table 4.4).

Chart 4.2: Imports of Whole Birds and Cuts


Chart 4.3: Exports of Whole Birds and Cuts


Chart 4.4: Total Poultrymeat Imports and Exports

Section 5: Other Poultry Statistics

  • UK Broiler Production of compound feed for poultry in February 2006 was 5% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in February 2006 was 1% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in February 2006 was 5% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for February 2006 was 4% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for February 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - April 2006