Thursday, May 23, 2024

Exports predicted higher, production numbers remain steady

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

WASHINGTON — Export predictions for 2018 are forecasted higher for protein sources, including poultry, eggs, red meat and dairy, notes the USDA's Economic Research Service in its latest "Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook," report.

The department notes that broiler production estimates were reduced for the second quarter of this year, but prices were increased. Production of eggs was forecasted higher, with a marginal decrease in prices; and turkey production decreased slightly.


"April broiler meat production was 3.2 billion pounds, approximately 2.2 percent above. . .

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