UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - November 2007

By Defra - This monthly publication combines information from the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data, pulling all ‘official’ poultry statistics in one publication.
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  1. The percentage changes shown are calculated using unrounded figures. Thus any percentage changes calculated using the published (rounded) figures may not equate exactly with the changes shown.
  2. The UK 12 month moving totals represent the sum of the 12 months up to and including the date indicated. They should be seen as a trend measure that is not affected by seasonality.
  3. The Hatcheries Survey is statutory with all registered hatcheries taking part in the survey for England & Wales. The Scottish Executive for Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) conduct similar surveys and contribute data towards the UK totals.
  4. All trade data contained in this statistics notice is based on official Revenue and Customs Trade Data.
  5. The Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey is a voluntary sample survey of registered slaughterhouses only.
  6. Poultrymeat production is calculated using average slaughterhouse survey liveweights and industry advice on liveweight to carcass weight conversions, lifespan and mortality. Includes estimates for slaughterings on-farm and at unregistered slaughterhouses.
  7. Poultry feed data have been sourced from two surveys, one carried out by Defra, and one by DARD. The survey of ‘Animal Feedingstuffs and Raw Materials’ is a statutory monthly survey of all known compounders in Great Britain, and the DARD survey ‘Deliveries of compound and other processed animal feedingstuffs by Northern Ireland feedstuffs manufacturers’ is a monthly survey of feed compounders in Northern Ireland. The survey of ‘Poultry feed production for units with large flocks’ is a voluntary monthly survey of all integrated poultry units with more than 50,000 birds.
  8. All charts are numbered in accordance with the relevant table containing the corresponding data.
  9. EU placings data have been withdrawn from this notice, and will only be shown when new data become available. However, the dataset containing EU placings data will continue to be updated on a monthly basis. The dataset can be found at:

Section 1 UK Hatcheries Data - Placings and Eggs Set

Chart 1.1: Monthly UK Commercial Broiler Chick Placings

Chart 1.3: Monthly UK Turkey Poult Placings

Section 2 UK Trade in Live Poultry

Chart 2.1: Imports and Exports of Commercial Broiler Chicks

Chart 2.2: Imports and Exports of Turkey Poults

Section 3 UK Slaughterhouse Data - Numbers Slaughtered and Average Weights

Chart 3.1: Monthly Broiler Slaughterings in UK

Section 4 UK Poultrymeat Production, Trade and Domestic Usage (Net of Offal)

Chart 4.2: Imports of Whole Birds and Cuts

Chart 4.3: Exports of Whole Birds and Cuts

Chart 4.4: Total Poultrymeat Imports and Exports

Link to Main Report

To view the full report, including tables (PDF - 14 pages), please click here

November 2007
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