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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - February 2005

by 5m Editor
29 March 2005, 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 - February 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 January 2005 were 14% 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 January 2005 were 7% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in January 2005 were 6% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 5% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in January 2005 were 1% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 19% 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 December 2004, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 30% lower than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 25% higher (Table 2.1).

  • For the period January to December 2004, imports of turkey poults were 20% higher than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 12% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to December 2004, exports of live fowls were 6% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to December 2004, exports of live turkeys were 3% 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 January 2005 were slightly higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.1). At 2.23kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% lower than in December 2004 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in January 2005 were 9% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.2). At 2.03kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 9% lower than in December 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in January 2005 were 31% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.3). At 16.69kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 33% higher and at 5.40kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 4% lower than in December 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 Q4 2004 was 2% lower than in Q4 2003, with broiler production 2% lower over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • For the period January to December 2004, UK imports of poultrymeat were 12% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 11% higher and cuts 13% higher (Table 4.2)

  • For the period January to December 2004, UK exports of poultrymeat were 2% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 16% lower and cuts 3% higher (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q4 2004 was 2% higher than in Q4 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 December 2004 was 2% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for January 2005 was 5% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for January 2005 was 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for January 2005 was 4% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - February 2005