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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - May 2004

by 5m Editor
25 May 2004, 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 - May 2004 - 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 March 2004 were slightly higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 1% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in March 2004 were 18% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in March 2004 were 8% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 7% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in March 2004 were 27% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were slightly lower than for the same period in 2003 (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

  • In January 2004, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 87% higher than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 36% lower (Table 2.1)

  • In January 2004, imports of turkey poults were 74% lower than for the same period in 2003, and exports were 37% lower (Table 2.2).

  • In January 2004, exports of live fowls were 41% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 2.3).

  • In January 2004, exports of live turkeys were 41% lower than for the same period in 2003 (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 March 2004 were 1% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.1). At 2.25kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were slightly lower than in February 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in March 2004 were 7% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.2). At 2.09kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 6% lower than in February 2004 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in March 2004 were 12% lower than for the same period in 2003 (Table 3.3). At 15.87kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were slightly lower and at 5.06kg the average liveweights of 'ligh turkeys were 8% lower than in February 2004 (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 2004 was 7% higher than in Q1 2003, with broiler production 9% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • For the period January 2004, UK imports of poultrymeat were 13% lower than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 36% lower and cuts 9% lower (Table 4.2).

  • For the period January 2004, UK exports of poultrymeat were 23% lower than for the same period in 2003, with whole birds 32% higher and cuts 25% lower (Table 4.3).

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q4 2003 was 4% lower than in Q4 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 February 2004 was 4% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.1).

  • The Poultry Price Index for February 2004 was 6% higher than for the same period in 2003 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - May 2004