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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - July 2003

by 5m Editor
30 July 2003, at 12:00a.m.

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 - July 2003 - 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 June 2003 were 1% higher than in June 2002 (Table 1.1). Eggs set in June 2003 were 2% higher than in June 2002 (Table 1.5)
  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in June 2003 were 3% higher than in June 2002 (Table 1.2)
  • UK placings of turkey poults in June 2003 were 1% higher than in June 2002 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys in June 2003 were 2% higher than in June 2002 (Table 1.6)
  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in June 2003 were the same as June 2002 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds in June 2003 were 4% higher than in June 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 March 2003, imports of commercial broiler chicks were higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 31% lower (Table 2.1)
  • For the period January to March 2003, imports of turkey poults were 6% higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 21% lower (Table 2.2)
  • For the period January to March 2003, exports of live fowls were 47% lower than for the same period in 2002 (Table 2.3)
  • For the period January to March 2003, exports of live turkeys were 27% 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 June 2003 were 6% higher than in June 2002 (Table 3.1). At 2.25kg average liveweight in England & Wales were 1% lower than May 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in June 2003 were 11% higher than in June 2002 (Table 3.2). At 2.24kg average liveweight in England & Wales was 2% higher than in May 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in June 2003 were 47% higher than in June 2002 (Table 3.3). At 16.56kg the average liveweight of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales was the same as May 2003, and at 4.98kg the average liveweight of 'light' turkeys was 6% lower than in May 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 Q2 2003 was 0.5% lower than in Q2 2002, with broilers production 1% higher over the same period (Table 4.1)
  • For the period January to March 2003, UK imports of poultrymeat were 4% lower than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 4% lower and cuts 4% lower (Table 4.2)
  • For the period January to March 2003, UK exports of poultrymeat were 17% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 20% lower and cuts 19% higher (Table 4.3)
  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q1 2003 was 7% lower than in Q1 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 May 2003 was 2% lower than in May 2002 (Table 5.1)
  • The Poultry Price Index for June 2003 was 1% higher than June 2002 (Table 5.2)

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Source: DEFRA - July 2003