Tuesday, June 18, 2024

ERS: broiler, turkey and egg production totals are adjusted down

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — Broiler production numbers have been shifted down from previous figures based on the most recent hatchery and production estimates, the USDA’s Economic Research Service notes. Table egg production is unchanged and wholesale egg prices have been raised for the fourth quarter of 2023. Turkey production estimates have also been lowered from October projections.

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Broilers produced in September equaled 3.79 billion pounds, 5 percent less than September last year, ERS says in its November “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

“Production expectations for the fourth quarter of 2023 and into 2024 were lowered on hatchery. . .

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