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USDA Poultry Slaughter


27 November 2012

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The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports an eight per cent increase in poultry ready-to-cook (RTC) weights in its monthly Poultry Slaughter report.
Poultry Slaughter

Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 8 Percent from Last Year

Poultry certified wholesome during October 2012 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.97 billion pounds, up 8 percent from the amount certified in October 2011. The September 2012 revised certified total at 3.43 billion pounds, was down 7 percent from September 2011. The September revision represented an increase of 19.0 thousand pounds from last month's preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during October 2012 was 5.24 billion pounds, up 8 percent from 4.87 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.44 billion pounds, up 8 percent from October 2011. Mature chickens, at 69.3 million pounds, were up 1 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 724 million pounds, up 10 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 14.3 million pounds, up 2 percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during October 2012 averaged 5.95 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from October 2011. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.80 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during October 2012 averaged 29.0 pounds per bird, up 2 percent from October 2011.

Ante-mortem condemnations during October 2012 totaled 10.2 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.19 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.20 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 34.9 million pounds, were 0.87 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 0.87 percent a year earlier.

October 2011 contained 21 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
October 2012 contained 23 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

November 2012

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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