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27 January 2015

USDA Poultry Slaughter - 27 January 2015USDA Poultry Slaughter - 27 January 2015


Poultry Slaughter

Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 9 Percent from Last Year

December 2013 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

December 2014 contained 23 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

Poultry certified wholesome during December 2014 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.88 billion pounds, up 9 percent from the amount certified in December 2013. The November 2014 revised certified total at 3.47 billion pounds, was down 1 percent from November 2013. The November revision represented an increase of 712 thousand pounds from last month's preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during December 2014 was 5.13 billion pounds, up 8 percent from 4.73 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.44 billion pounds, up 8 percent from December 2013. Mature chickens, at 69.4 million pounds, were up 9 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 595 million pounds, up 12 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 17.4 million pounds, up 10 percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during December 2014 averaged 6.10 pounds per bird, up 2 percent from December 2013. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.59 pounds per bird, up 3 percent from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during December 2014 averaged 31.1 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from December 2013.

Ante-mortem condemnations during December 2014 totaled 12.0 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.23 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.23 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 41.0 million pounds, were 1.05 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 1.00 percent a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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