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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - March 2006

by 5m Editor
27 March 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 - March 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 January 2006 were 1% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 2% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in January 2006 were 7% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in January 2006 were 16% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 16% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in January 2006 were 12% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 3% lower than for 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

  • For the period January to December 2005, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 77% higher than the same period in 2004, and exports were 52% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to December 2005, imports of turkey poults were over four times higher than the same period in 2004, and exports were 17% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to December 2005, exports of live fowls were 2% higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to December 2005, exports of live turkeys were 15 higher 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 January 2006 were 12% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.1). At 2.25 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly lower than December 2005 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in January 2006 were 5% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.2). At 2.22 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 3% lower than in December 2005 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in January 2006 were 5% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.3). At 16.17 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 17% higher and at 5.79 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 1% higher than in December 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 higher than in Q4 2004, with broiler production 3% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in December 2005 were 7% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 5% higher and cuts 9% lower (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in December 2005 were 36% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 4% lower and cuts 37% lower (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q4 2005 were 2% lower than in Q4 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 November 2005 was 1% higher than the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1)

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in November 2005 was 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1)

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

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

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for January 2006 was 2% higher than the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for January 2006 was 3% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - March 2006