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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - January 2007

by 5m Editor
3 February 2007, 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.

Section 1: UK Hatcheries Data - Placings and Eggs Set

  • UK placings of commercial broiler chicks in December 2006 were 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.1) . Eggs set were slightly lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.5) .

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in December 2006 were 16% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.2) .

  • UK placings of turkey poults in December 2006 were 22% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.3) . Eggs Set for commercial turkeys were 9% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.6) .

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in December 2006 were 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.4) . Eggs set for commercial birds were 2% higher 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

  • Exports of commercial broiler chicks in November 2006 were over twice as high than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Exports of turkey poults in November 2006 were 50% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of live fowls in November 2006 were 74% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.3).

  • Exports of live turkeys in November 2006 were 20% 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 December 2006 were 2% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.1). At 2.22 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in November 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in December 2006 were 5% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.2). At 2.36 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly higher than in November 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in December 2006 were 11% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.3). At 14.49 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 3% lower than in November 2006 (Table 3.4). At 5.50 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys in England & Wales were 15% lower than in November 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 December 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK broiler production in December 2006 was 1% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK boiling fowl production in December 2006 was 4% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK turkey production in December 2006 was 18% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK other production in December 2006 was slightly higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of whole birds in November 2006 was 24% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of cuts in November 2006 was 24% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in November 2006 was 16% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of whole birds in November 2006 was 22% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of cuts in November 2006 was 4% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in November 2006 was 3% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in November 2006 was 5% 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 November 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

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

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

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for December 2006 was 5% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for December 2006 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

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January 2007