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Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2003

by 5m Editor
20 April 2004, at 12:00am

By Defra - Agriculture in the United Kingdom fulfils the requirements under the Agriculture Act 1993 that ministers publish an annual report on such matters relating to price support for agricultural produce as they consider relevant and cover in the report developments in agricultural policy, including policy on agriculture and the environment. This report is taken from Chapter 6 and looks purely at the poultry and poultrymeat commodity information. A full contents list is also provided.

Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2003 - By Defra - Agriculture in the United Kingdom fulfils the requirements under the Agriculture Act 1993 that ministers publish an annual report on such matters relating to price support for agricultural produce as they consider relevant and cover in the report developments in agricultural policy, including policy on agriculture and the environment. This report is taken from Chapter 6 and looks purely at the poultry and poultrymeat commodity information. A full contents list is also provided.

Contents



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Contents and preface

The future of UK Agriculture in a Changing World

Chapter 1 - Key events in 2003

Chapter 2 - Farming income and agriculture in the economy

Chapter 3 - The structure of the industry

Chapter 4 - Trade

Chapter 5 - Prices

Chapter 6 - Commodities

Chapter 7 - Organic farming

Chapter 8 - Accounts

Chapter 9 - Productivity

Chapter 10 - Subsidies

Chapter 11 - Conservation and land management

Chapter 12 - Environment

Chapter 13 - Public expenditure on agriculture

Internet sites and Defra publications

Whole publication

Annex 1 - Market prices

Annex 2 - Organic holdings
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Poultry and Poultrymeat

Production of poultrymeat rose by 1.9 per cent in 2003 to 1.5 million tonnes with total slaughterings rising by 3.1 per cent. The value of production rose by £26 million (2.1 per cent) to £1.3 billion.

Average producer poultrymeat prices generally rose during 2003; turkey meat rose by 4.7 per cent to 119 pence per kilogram, duck meat rose by 0.5 per cent to 170 pence per kilogram with goose meat rising by 4.3 per cent to 413 pence per kilogram. However boiler meat fell by 2.6 per cent per kilogram to 10 pence per kilogram and broiler meat fell by 0.2 per cent to 68 pence per kilogram. Imports rose by 24 thousand tonnes (7.5 per cent) and exports rose by 29 thousand tonnes (20 per cent).

Hens Eggs

Overall value of production of eggs for human consumption increased by £73 million (16.4 per cent) to £520 million. The total quantity of egg production for human consumption rose by 21.1 million dozen (2.5 per cent) to 879 million dozen. Within this, processed eggs rose by 3.9 per cent whilst eggs sold in shell, which accounted for 83.6 per cent of the eggs sold for human consumption in 2003, rose by 2.2 per cent. The average egg price rose by 14 per cent to 59.1 pence per dozen.

Purchased Animal Feed

The total cost of all purchased animal feed went up slightly by £38 million or 1.7 per cent to £2.2 billion in 2003. Compound feed volumes were slightly reduced overall due mainly to a decline in pig and poultry compound production reflecting the shrinking UK pig herd. This was offset by an increase in straight feed sectors - straight concentrates increased by 7.1 per cent. Inter/intra farm transfer decreased by 1.2 per cent. Overall the total volume of purchased feed was up 1.9 per cent in 2003.

Source: Defra - April 2004

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