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US Poultry - Production and Value 2005 Summary

by 5m Editor
28 April 2006, at 12:00am

US - The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2005, was $28.2 billion, down 2 percent from the $28.9 billion in 2004, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

US Poultry - Production and Value 2005 Summary - US - The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2005, was $28.2 billion, down 2 percent from the $28.9 billion in 2004, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Summary

U.S. Value of Production and Sales Down 2 Percent

The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2005, was $28.2 billion, down 2 percent from the $28.9 billion in 2004. Of the combined total, 74 percent was from broilers, 14 percent from eggs, 11 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

U.S. Value of Broiler Production Up 2 Percent

The value of broilers produced during 2005 was $20.9 billion, up 2 percent from 2004. The total number of broilers produced in 2005 was 8.87 billion, up 1 percent from 2004. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2005 was 47.9 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2004. The 2005 average price per pound on a live weight equivalent basis was 43.6 cents per pound, compared with 44.6 cents in 2004.

U.S. Value of Egg Production Down 24 Percent

Value of all egg production in 2005 was $4.04 billion, down 24 percent from the $5.30 billion in 2004. Egg production totaled 90.0 billion eggs, up 1 percent from the 89.1 billion eggs produced in 2004. In 2005, all eggs averaged 53.9 cents per dozen, compared with 71.4 cents in 2004.

U.S. Value of Turkey Production Up 5 Percent

The value of turkeys produced during 2005 was $3.23 billion, up 5 percent from the $3.07 billion the previous year. Turkey production in 2005 totaled 7.21 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the 7.30 billion pounds produced in 2004. The average price received by producers during 2005 was 44.9 cents per pound, compared with 42.0 cents in 2004.

U.S. Value of Sales from Chickens Up 12 Percent

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2005 was $64.6 million, up 12 percent from the $57.6 million a year ago. Prices averaged 6.5 cents per pound, compared with 5.8 cents in 2004. The number of chickens sold in 2005 totaled 193 million, up 1 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

This report contains annual estimates for Puerto Rico chickens and eggs. These estimates include chickens (excluding commercial broilers) number lost, sold for slaughter, pounds, price, and value as well as all egg production, price, and value.

Value of Production: Broilers, Eggs, Turkeys, Chickens, and Total, United States, 2004-2005
Year Broilers¹ Eggs Turkeys Chickens² Total
1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars
2004 20,446,086 5,299,185 3,065,417 57,615 28,868,303
2005 20,901,939 4,042,282 3,232,576 64,554 28,241,351
¹ Excludes States which produced less than 500,000 broilers.
² Value of sales.


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