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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - December 2005

by 5m Editor
16 January 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 - December 2005 - 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 2005 were 3% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 1% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in November 2005 were 15% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in November 2005 were 16% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 21% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in November 2005 were 10% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 6% lower than for the same period in 2004 (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 October 2005, imports of commercial broiler chicks were over two times higher than the same period in 2004, and exports were 46% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to October 2005, imports of turkey poults were over two times higher than the same period in 2004, and exports were 20% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to October 2005, exports of live fowls were almost two times higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to October 2005, exports of live turkeys were 10% lower than the same period in 2004 (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 2005 were 2% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.1). At 2.27 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly higher than October 2005 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in November 2005 were 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.2). At 2.29 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 6% higher than in October 2005 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in November 2005 were 26% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.3). At 14.13 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 15% lower and at 5.91 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 6% lower than in October 2005 (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 2005 was 5% higher than in Q1 2004, with broiler production 8% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in April 2005 were 9% higher than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 12 higher and cuts 9% higher (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in April 2005 were 4% higher than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 18 lower and cuts 5% higher (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q1 2005 was 5% higher than in Q1 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 September 2005 was 2% higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in September 2005 was 4% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in September 2005 was 1% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for November 2005 was 4% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2)

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for November 2005 was slightly lower than the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2)

  • The Poultry Price Index for November 2005 was 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2)

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Source: Defra - December 2005