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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - December 2006

by 5m Editor
15 January 2007, at 12:00am

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 2006 were 4% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in November 2006 were slightly lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in November 2006 were 19% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.3). Eggs Set for commercial turkeys were 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in November 2006 were 29% 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 September 2006 were 78% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Exports of commercial broiler chicks in September 2006 were 41% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Imports of turkey poults in September 2006 were 40% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of turkey poults in September 2006 were 38% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of live fowls in September 2006 were 100% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.3).

  • Exports of live turkeys in September 2006 were 28% lower 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 November 2006 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.1). At 2.20 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly higher than in October 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in November 2006 were 2% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.2). At 2.35 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 9% higher than in October 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in November 2006 were 8% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.3). At 15.01 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 3% lower than in October 2006 (Table 3.4). At 6.43 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys in England & Wales were 7% higher than in October 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 in November 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK broiler production in November 2006 was slightly lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK boiling fowl production in November 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK turkey production in November 2006 was 8% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK other production in November 2006 was 15% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of whole birds in September 2006 was 17% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of cuts in September 2006 was 18% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in September 2006 was 13% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of whole birds in September 2006 was 26% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of cuts in September 2006 was 1% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in September 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in October 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (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 October 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in October 2006 was 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in October 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

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

  • The Poultry Price Index for November 2006 was 6% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

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December 2006