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USDA Poultry Slaughter


30 April 2013

USDA Poultry - Production and Value - 2012 Summary (April 2013)USDA Poultry - Production and Value - 2012 Summary (April 2013)


Poultry Slaughter

Summary

Value of Production and Sales Up 8 Percent

The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2012 was $38.1 billion, up 8 percent from $35.3 billion in 2011. Of the combined total, 65 percent was from broilers, 21 percent from eggs, 14 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens.

The value of broilers produced during 2012 was $24.8 billion, up 8 percent from 2011. The total number of broilers produced in 2012 was 8.44 billion, down 2 percent from 2011. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2012 was 49.5 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2011.

The value of turkeys produced during 2012 was $5.44 billion, up 10 percent from the $4.96 billion the previous year. Turkey production in 2012 totaled 7.55 billion pounds, up 4 percent from the 7.27 billion pounds produced in 2011.

The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2012 was $79.0 million, down 3 percent from $81.1 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2012 totaled 178 million, down 2 percent from the total sold during the previous year.

Value of all egg production in 2012 was $7.82 billion, up 7 percent from $7.32 billion in 2011. Egg production totaled 92.9 billion eggs, up 1 percent from 91.9 billion eggs produced in 2011.

Poultry Value of Production – United States: 2011 and 2012

1 Excludes States which produced less than 500,000 broilers.
2 Value of sales.

April 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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