May 27, 2013

April poultry production 7% above last year

According to USDA, April 2013 poultry production was 3.752 billion pounds, up 7% from April 2012.

The preliminary live weight of all poultry was 4.970 billion pounds, a 7% year to year increase, with young chickens making up the bulk of the total at 4.250 billion pounds, followed by turkeys at 632.131 million pounds. The chicken kill was 733.943 million head, 5% more than last year, with the turkey slaughter up 4% at 20.477 million head.  Read More 

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