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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2005

by 5m Editor
13 February 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 - January 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 December 2004 were slightly higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 2% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in December 2004 were 5% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in December 2004 were 12% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 4% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in December 2004 were 27% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 7% lower 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 November 2004, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 53% lower than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 24% higher (Table 2.1).

  • For the period January to November 2004, imports of turkey poults were 22% higher than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 16% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to November 2004, exports of live fowls were 2% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to November 2004, exports of live turkeys were 5% 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 December 2004 were 14% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.1). At 2.26kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in November 2004 (Table 3.4

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in December 2004 were 7% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.2). At 2.22kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 5% higher than in November 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in December 2004 were 20% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.3). At 12.56kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 7% lower and at 5.62kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 10% lower than in November 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 1% lower over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • For the period January to Novemeber 2004, UK imports of poultrymeat were 12% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 9% higher and cuts 12% higher (Table 4.2)

  • For the period January to Novemeber 2004, UK exports of poultrymeat were 2% higher than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 14% lower and cuts 3% 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 November 2004 was 3% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for December 2004 was 4% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

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

  • The Poultry Price Index for December 2004 was 5% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - January 2005