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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - March 2007

by 5m Editor
2 April 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 February 2007 were 1% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.1) . Eggs set were 1% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.5) .

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in February 2007 were 1% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.2) .

  • UK placings of turkey poults in February 2007 were 5% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.3) . Eggs Set for commercial turkeys were 7% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.6) .

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in February 2007 were 14% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 1.4) . Eggs set for commercial birds were 13% lower than in the same period in 2006 (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

  • Imports of commercial broiler chicks in January 2007 were 34% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 2.1) .

  • Exports of commercial broiler chicks in January 2007 were 28% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 2.1) .

  • Imports of turkey poults in January 2007 were 7% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 2.2) .

  • Exports of turkey poults in January 2007 were 10% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 2.2) .

  • Exports of live fowls in January 2007 were 100% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 2.3) .

  • Exports of live turkeys in January 2007 were 51% higher than in the same period in 2006 (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 February 2007 were 1% lower than for the same period in 2006 (Table 3.1). At 2.20 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% lower than in January 2007 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in February 2007 were 5% higher than for the same period in 2006 (Table 3.2). At 2.13 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 2% higher than in January 2007 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in February 2007 were 23% lower than for the same period in 2006 (Table 3.3). At 16.52 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 2% lower than in January 2007 (Table 3.4). At 6.40 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys in England & Wales were 10% higher than in January 2007 (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 February 2007 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK broiler production in February 2007 was slightly higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK boiling fowl production in February 2007 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK turkey production in February 2007 was 10% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK other production in February 2007 was 16% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of whole birds in January 2007 was 16% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of cuts in January 2007 was 2% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in January 2007 was 1% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of whole birds in January 2007 was 52% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of cuts in January 2007 was 30% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in January 2007 was 31% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in January 2007 was 7% lower than in the same period in 2006 (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 January 2007 was 1% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in January 2007 was 1% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in January 2007 was slightly lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for February 2007 was 4% lower than in the same period in 2006 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for February 2007 was 2% higher than in the same period in 2006 (Table 5.2).

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March 2007