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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - December 2004

by 5m Editor
27 December 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 - December 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 November 2004 were 4% 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 November 2004 were 26% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in November 2004 were 14% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 12% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in November 2004 were 6% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 3% higher 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 September 2004, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 62% lower than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 24% higher (Table 2.1).

  • For the period January to September 2004, imports of turkey poults were 37% higher than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 6% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to September 2004, exports of live fowls were 57% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to September 2004, exports of live turkeys were 18% 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 November 2004 were 2% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.1). At 2.25kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in October 2004 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in November 2004 were 12% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.2). At 2.11kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 2% lower than in October 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in November 2004 were 9% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.3). At 13.51kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 16% lower and at 6.25kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 2% higher than in October 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 Q3 2004 was 2% lower than in Q3 2003, with broiler production 2% lower over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • For the period January to September 2004, UK imports of poultrymeat were 16% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 8% higher and cuts 17% higher (Table 4.2).

  • For the period January to September 2004, UK exports of poultrymeat were 6% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 9% lower and cuts 6% higher (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q3 2004 was 4% 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 October 2004 was 1% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for October 2004 was 1% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for October 2004 remained the same as 2003 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for October 2004 was 4% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - December 2004