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UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - September 2003

by 5m Editor
25 September 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 - September 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 August 2003 were 2% higher than in August 2002 (Table 1.1). Eggs set in August 2003 were 4% higher than in August 2002 (Table 1.5)
  • UK placings of female broiler parent chicks in August 2003 were 21% lower than in August 2002 (Table 1.2)
  • UK placings of turkey poults in August 2003 were 7% lower than in August 2002 (Table 1.3). Eggs set for commercialturkeys in August 2003 were 14% lower than in August 2002 (Table 1.6)
  • UK placings of commercial layer chicks in August 2003 were 5% higher than in August 2002 (Table 1.4). Eggs set for commercial birds in August 2003 were 18% higher than in August 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 June 2003, imports of commercial broiler chicks were higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 46% lower (Table 2.1)
  • For the period January to June 2003, imports of turkey poults were 6% higher than for the same period in 2002, and exports were 35% lower (Table 2.2)
  • For the period January to June 2003, exports of live fowls were 50% lower than for the same period in 2002 (Table 2.3)
  • For the period January to June 2003, exports of live turkeys were 26% 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 August 2003 were 1% lower than in August 2002 (Table 3.1). At 2.20kg average liveweight in England & Wales were 1% lower than July 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of boiling fowls in August 2003 were 1% lower than in August 2002 (Table 3.2). At 2.18kg average liveweight in England & Wales were 6% higher than in July 2003 (Table 3.4)
  • UK slaughterings of turkeys in August 2003 were 21% higher than in August 2002 (Table 3.3). At 15.67kg the average liveweight of 'heavy' turkeys in England & Wales were 1% lower than in July 2003, and at 5.07kg the average liveweight of 'light' turkeys were 5% lower than in July 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 Q2 2003 was 1% lower than in Q2 2002, with broilers production slightly higher over the same period (Table 4.1)
  • For the period January to June 2003, UK imports of poultrymeat were 1% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 4% lower and cuts 2% higher. (Table 4.2)
  • For the period January to June 2003, UK exports of poultrymeat were 18% higher than for the same period in 2002, with whole birds 3% lower and cuts 19% higher (Table 4.3)
  • UK domestic usage of poultrymeat in Q2 2003 was 3% lower than in Q2 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 June 2003 was 1% higher than in June 2002 (Table 5.1)
  • The Poultry Price Index for July 2003 was slightly higher than in July 2002 (Table 5.2)

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Source: DEFRA - September 2003