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US Poultry - Production and Value 2006 Summary

by 5m Editor
30 April 2007, at 11:21pm

US - The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2006 was $26.8 billion, down 5 percent from the $28.2 billion in 2005, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Summary

U.S. Value of Production and Sales Down 5 Percent

The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2006 was $26.8 billion, down 5 percent from the $28.2 billion in 2005. Of the combined total, 70 percent was from broilers, 16 percent from eggs, 13 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

U.S. Value of Broiler Production Down 10 Percent

The value of broilers produced during 2006 was $18.9 billion, down 10 percent from 2005. The total number of broilers produced in 2006 was 8.88 billion, up slightly from 2005. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2006 was 48.8 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2005. The 2006 average price per pound on a live weight equivalent basis was 38.6 cents per pound, compared with 43.6 cents in 2005.

U.S. Value of Egg Production Up 8 Percent

Value of all egg production in 2006 was $4.39 billion, up 8 percent from the $4.05 billion in 2005. Egg production totaled 90.9 billion eggs, up 1 percent from the 90.0 billion eggs produced in 2005. In 2006, all eggs averaged 57.9 cents per dozen, compared with 54.0 cents in 2005.

U.S. Value of Turkey Production Up 12 Percent

The value of turkeys produced during 2006 was $3.55 billion, up 12 percent from the $3.18 billion the previous year. Turkey production in 2006 totaled 7.42 billion pounds, up 5 percent from the 7.10 billion pounds produced in 2005. The average price received by producers during 2006 was 47.9 cents per pound, compared with 44.9 cents in 2005.

U.S. Value of Sales from Chickens Down 18 Percent

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2006 was $53.1 million, down 18 percent from the $64.7 million a year ago. Prices averaged 5.8 cents per pound, compared with 6.5 cents in 2005. The number of chickens sold in 2006 totaled 172 million, down 11 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, 2005-2006
Year Broilers¹ Eggs Turkeys Chickens² Total
1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars 1,000 Dollars
2005 20,877,916 4,049,293 3,182,767 64,739 28,174,715
2006 18,851,054 4,387,528 3,551,127 53,124 26,842,833
¹ Excludes States which produced less than 500,000 broilers.
² Value of sales.


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