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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2006

by 5m Editor
6 February 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 - January 2006 - 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 2005 were 19% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 21% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in December 2005 were 11% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in December 2005 were 32% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 32% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in December 2005 were 28% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 13% 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 November 2005, imports of commercial broiler chicks were nearly twice as high as the same period in 2004, and exports were 50% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to November 2005, imports of turkey poults were over four times higher than the same period in 2004, and exports were 22% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to November 2005, exports of live fowls were 9% higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to November 2005, exports of live turkeys were 2% 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 December 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 lower than November 2005 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in December 2005 were 4% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.2). At 2.30 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly higher than in November 2005 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in December 2005 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.3). At 13.80 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 2% lower and at 5.71 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 3% lower than in November 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 Q4 2005 was slightly lower than in Q4 2004, with broiler production 1% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in November 2005 were 19% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 11% lower and cuts 20% lower (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in November 2005 were 1% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 11% higher and cuts 2% lower (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q3 2005 were slightly higher than in Q3 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 October 2005 was slightly higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in October 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 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

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

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

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

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Source: Defra - 26th January 2006