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ERS forecasts increases in broiler production but reductions in turkeys and table eggs

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Recent broiler production has been forecast higher than expected; table eggs are being revised down; and turkey production was seen at numbers slightly less than year, the USDA’s Economic Research Service notes in its latest “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

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“May broiler production came in higher than expected at 3.6 billion pounds, a year-over-year increase of 2.2 percent (adjusted for slaughter days),” the ERS report said. “This increase was driven largely by average live bird weights, which reached a record. . .

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