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ERS: broiler, turkey and egg production numbers forecast for year-end

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — In the third quarter of this year average weights for broilers and turkeys were noted as heavier than for the same time last year, the USDA Economic Research Service said in its November “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

It was added that the production of broilers was 0.4 percent less, with a 1.1 percent increase in weights; and for turkeys, the weight increases left turkey production to remain almost unchanged. Table egg production is also forecast at unchanged.

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“September broiler production once again. . .

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