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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - October 2006

by 5m Editor
30 October 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.

Section 1: UK Hatcheries Data - Placings and Eggs Set

  • UK placings of commercial broiler chicks in September 2006 were slightly higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.1).Eggs set were slightly lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.5).

  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in September 2006 were 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.2).

  • UK placings of turkey poults in September 2006 were 15% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.3). Eggs Set for commercial turkeys were 6% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.6).

  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in September 2006 were 8% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds were 8% higher than in 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

  • Imports of commercial broiler chicks in August 2006 were 64% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Exports of commercial broiler chicks in August 2006 were 45% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.1).

  • Imports of turkey poults in August 2006 were 39% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of turkey poults in August 2006 were 20% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.2).

  • Exports of live fowls in August 2006 were nearly 4 times as high than in the same period in 2005 (Table 2.3).

  • Exports of live turkeys in August 2006 were nearly 3 and a half times as high than in the same period in 2005 (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 September 2006 were 1% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.1). At 2.22 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 1% higher than in July 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in September 2006 were 10% higher than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.2). At 2.10 kg the average liveweights in England & Wales were 4% lower than in July 2006 (Table 3.4).

  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in September 2006 were 9% lower than for the same period in 2005 (Table 3.3). At 15.34 kg the average liveweights of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 4% higher than in July 2006 (Table 3.4). At 5.86 kg the average liveweights of 'light' turkeys in England & Wales were 10% higher than in July 2006 (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 September 2006 were slightly lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK broiler production in September 2006 were 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK boiling fowl production in September 2006 were 7% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK turkey production in September 2006 were 15% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK other production in September 2006 was 17% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.1).

  • Total UK imports of whole birds in August 2006 were 17% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of cuts in August 2006 were 15% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK imports of poultrymeat in August 2006 were 11% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.2).

  • Total UK exports of whole birds in August 2006 were 5% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of cuts in August 2006 were 2% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK exports of poultrymeat in August 2006 were 1% higher than in the same period in 2005 (Table 4.3).

  • Total UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in August 2006 were 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (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 August 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

  • UK Layer Production of compound feed for poultry in August 2006 were 2% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1)

  • UK Production of compound feed for poultry in August 2006 was 3% lower than in the same period in 2005 (Table 5.1).

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

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

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October 2006