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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - August 2004

by 5m Editor
31 August 2004, 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 2004 - 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 July 2004 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 1% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in July 2004 were 17% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.2)

  • UK placings of turkey poults in July 2004 were 6% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 2% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in July 2004 were 4% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 9% lower than for the same period in 2003 (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 June 2004, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 57% lower than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 8% lower (Table 2.1).

  • For the period January to June 2004, imports of turkey poults were 24% higher than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 6% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to June 2004, exports of live fowls were 37% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to June 2004, exports of live turkeys were 36% lower than for the same period in 2003 (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 2004 were slightly lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.1). At 2.22kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly lower than in June 2004 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in July 2004 were 15% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.2). At 2.16kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 3% higher than in June 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in July 2004 were 5% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.3). At 14.66kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 8% lower and at 6.09kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 3% higher than in June 2004 (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 2004 was 3% higher than in Q2 2003, with broiler production 4% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • For the period January to June 2004, UK imports of poultrymeat were 12% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 7% lower and cuts 15% higher (Table 4.2).

  • For the period January to June 2004, UK exports of poultrymeat were 3% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 7% lower and cuts 3% higher (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q2 2004 was 6% higher than in Q2 2003 (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 2004 was 5% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.1).

  • The Poultry Price Index for July 2004 was 9% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - August 2004