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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - May 2005

by 5m Editor
6 June 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 - May 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 April 2005 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.1). Eggs set were 2% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in April 2005 were 41% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in April 2005 were 18% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys were 23% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in April 2005 were 1% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 8% higher 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 March 2005, imports of commercial broiler chicks were 24% lower than for the same period in 2004, and exports were 23% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to March 2005, imports of turkey poults were 3 times higher than for the same period in 2004, and exports were 33% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to March 2005, exports of live fowls were 23% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 2.3).

  • For the period January to March 2005, exports of live turkeys were 34% 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 April 2005 were 7% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.1). At 2.23kg the average liveweights in England & Wales was unchanged in comparison to March 2004 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in April 2005 were 7% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.2). At 2.10kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 4% lower than in March 2005 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in April 2005 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 3.3). At 16.21kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 3% lower and at 5.21kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys were 11% lower than in March 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 4% higher than in Q1 2004, with broiler production 7% higher over the same period (Table 4.1).

  • UK imports of poultrymeat in March 2005 were 16% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 11% higher and cuts 19% lower (Table 4.2).

  • UK exports of poultrymeat in March 2005 were 3% lower than for the same period in 2004, with whole birds 10% higher and cuts 3% lower (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 Production of compound feed for poultry in March 2005 was 1% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.1).

  • The Chicken Frozen Price Index for March 2005 was 5% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Chicken Fresh Price Index for March 2005 was 1% higher than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

  • The Poultry Price Index for March 2005 was 6% lower than for the same period in 2004 (Table 5.2).

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Source: Defra - May 2005