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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - November 2003

by 5m Editor
28 November 2003, at 12:00am

UK - This monthly publication from Defra 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 - November 2003 - UK - This monthly publication from Defra 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 October 2003 were 7% higher than in October 2002 (Table 1.1). Eggs set in October 2003 were 8% higher than in October 2002 (Table 1.5)

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in October 2003 were 9% lower than in October 2002 (Table 1.2)

  • UK placings of turkey poults in October 2003 were 2% higher than in October 2002 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercial turkeys in October 2003 were 2% lower than in October 2002 (Table 1.6)

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in October 2003 were 9% higher than in October 2002 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds in October 2003 were 15% higher than in October 2002 (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 August 2003, imports of commercial broiler chicks were higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 48% lower (Table 2.1)

  • For the period January to August 2003, imports of turkey poults were 8% lower than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 35% lower (Table 2.2)

  • For the period January to August 2003, exports of live fowls were higher than for the same period in 2002 (Table 2.3)

  • For the period January to August 2003, exports of live turkeys were 45% lower than for the same period in 2002 (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 October 2003 were 4% higher than in October 2002 (Table 3.1). At 2.27kg average liveweight in England & Wales were slightly higher than in September 2003 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in October 2003 were 8% lower than in October 2002 (Table 3.2). At 2.17kg average liveweight in England & Wales were slightly lower than in September 2003 (Table 3.4)

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in October 2003 were 45% higher than in October 2002 (Table 3.3). At 14.87kg the average liveweight of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 7% lower and at 5.90kg the average liveweight of 'light' turkeys were 16% higher than in September 2003 (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 Q3 2003 was 7% higher than in Q3 2002, with broiler production 8% higher over the same period (Table 4.1)

  • For the period January to August 2003, UK imports of poultrymeat were 4% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 3% lower and cuts 5% higher. (Table 4.2)

  • For the period January to August 2003, UK exports of poultrymeat were 19% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 13% lower and cuts 21% higher (Table 4.3)

  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q3 2003 was 9% higher than in Q3 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 September 2003 was 1% lower than in September 2002 (Table 5.1)

  • The Poultry Price Index for August 2003 was 2% higher than in August 2002 (Table 5.2)

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Source: Defra - November 2003