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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - August 2003

by 5m Editor
7 September 2003, 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 - August 2003 - UK - This monthly publication from Defra 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 July 2003 were 14% higher than in July 2002 (Table 1.1). Eggs set in July 2003 were 13% higher than in July 2002 (Table 1.5)
  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in July 2003 were 2% higher than in July 2002 (Table 1.2)
  • UK placings of turkey poults in July 2003 were 7% higher than in July 2002 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercialturkeys in July 2003 were 7% lower than in July 2002 (Table 1.6)
  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in July 2003 were 5% higher than in July 2002 (Table 1.4). Eggs set forcommercial birds in July 2003 were 4% lower than in July 2002 (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

  • For the period January to May 2003, imports of commercial broiler chicks were higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 55% lower (Table 2.1)
  • For the period January to May 2003, imports of turkey poults were 7% higher than for the same periodin 2002, and exports were 36% lower (Table 2.2)
  • For the period January to May 2003, exports of live fowls were 28% lower than for the same period in 2002 (Table 2.3)
  • For the period January to May 2003, exports of live turkeys were 34% lower than for the same period in2002 (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 July 2003 were 2% higher than in July 2002 (Table 3.1). At 2.22kg average liveweight in England & Wales were 1% lower than June 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in July 2003 were 11% lower than in July 2002 (Table 3.2). At 2.05kg average liveweight in England & Wales were 8% lower than in June 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in July 2003 were 48% higher than in July 2002 (Table 3.3). At 15.90kg theaverage liveweight of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 4% lower than in June 2003, and at 5.33kg theaverage liveweight of 'light' turkeys were 7% higher than in June 2003 (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 Q2 2003 was slightly higher than in Q2 2002, with broilers production 2% higher over the same period (Table 4.1)
  • For the period January to May 2003, UK imports of poultrymeat were 2% lower than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 11% lower and cuts remaining the same. (Table 4.2)
  • For the period January to May 2003, UK exports of poultrymeat were 13% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 4% lower and cuts 14% higher (Table 4.3)
  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q1 2003 was 6% lower than in Q1 2002 (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 Production of compound feed for poultry in June 2003 was slightly lower than in June 2002 (Table 5.1)
  • The Poultry Price Index for June 2003 was 2% higher than June 2002 (Table 5.2)

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Source: DEFRA - August 2003