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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - June 2005

by 5m Editor
4 July 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 - June 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 May 2005 were 1% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in May 2005 were 26% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.2)

  • UK placings of turkey poults in May 2005 were 18% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 7% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in May 2005 were 7% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 2% 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 April 2005, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 89% higher than for the same period in 2004, and exports were 40% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to April 2005, imports of turkey poults were 129% higher than for the same period in 2004, and exports were 20% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to April 2005, exports of live fowls were 43% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to April 2005, exports of live turkeys were 20% higher than for 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 May 2005 were 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.1). At 2.24kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly higher than in April 2005 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in May 2005 were 20% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.2). At 2.04 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 3% lower than in April 2005 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in May 2005 were 11% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.3). At 15.92kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 2% lower and at 5.95kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 14% higher than in April 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 Q1 2005 was 5% higher than in Q1 2004, with broiler production 8% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in April 2005 were 9% higher than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 12 higher and cuts 9% higher (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in April 2005 were 4% higher than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 18 lower and cuts 5% higher (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q1 2005 was 5% higher than in Q1 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 April 2005 was 1% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in April 2005 was 2% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in April 2005 was 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for May 2005 was 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for May 2005 was 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for May 2005 was 2% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - June 2005