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ERS forecasts broiler, egg and turkey increases Even with industry challenges

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — A disappearance of poultry and red meat, per capita, is being forecast on a retail basis at 217.2 pounds, notes the USDA's Economic Research Service in its latest "Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook." This number is 2.6 pounds more than last year's 214.6 pounds per person.

For 2017, the department says that poultry will account for slightly less than half at 49.9 percent of the total disappearance, and red meats (beef, pork, veal and lamb) will encompass the other 51.1. . .

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