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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2004

by 5m Editor
21 January 2004, at 12:00am

UK - This monthly publication from Defra 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 - January 2004 - UK - This monthly publication from Defra 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 December 2003 were 2% higher than in December 2002 (Table 1.1). Eggs set in December 2003 were 2% higher than in December 2002 (Table 1.5)

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in December 2003 were 20% higher than in December 2002 (Table 1.2)

  • UK placings of turkey poults in December 2003 were 2% lower than in December 2002 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys in December 2003 were 14% lower than in December 2002 (Table 1.6)

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in December 2003 were 17% lower than in December 2002 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds in December 2003 were 12% higher than in December 2002 (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 2003, imports of commercial broiler chicks were higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 57% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to October 2003, imports of turkey poults were 10% lower than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 29% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to October 2003, exports of live fowls were 10% lower than for the same period in 2002 (Table 2.3)

  • For the period January to October 2003, exports of live turkeys were 48% lower than for the same period in 2002 (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 December 2003 were 8% higher than in December 2002 (Table 3.1). At 2.26kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly lower than November 2003 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in December 2003 were 17% higher than in December 2002 (Table 3.2). At 2.16kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in November 2003 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in December 2003 were 20% higher than in December 2002 (Table 3.3). At 13.10kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 7% lower and at 5.57kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 9% lower than in November 2003 (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 2003 was 6% higher than in Q4 2002, with broiler production 7% higher over the same period (Table 4.1)

  • For the period January to October 2003, UK imports of poultrymeat were 8% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 6% lower and cuts 11% higher (Table 4.2)

  • For the period January to October 2003, UK exports of poultrymeat were 17% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 4% lower and cuts 18% higher (Table 4.3)

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q4 2003 was 4% higher than in Q4 2002 (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 November 2003 was 1% lower than in November 2002 (Table 5.1)

  • The Poultry Price Index for September 2003 was 1% higher than in September 2002 (Table 5.2)

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Source: Defra - January 2004