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Poultry production outlook for 2018 sees slight increases

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — The forecasted outlook for eggs and broilers for this year were increased, although just slightly for eggs, the USDA’s Economic Research Service notes in its recent “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.”

“Broilers had an uptick in hatchery data indicators, as well as strong gains in bird weights,” ERS noted. “Egg stock projections were lowered for 2018 and 2019 on recent trends. The egg price projection for second quarter 2018 was reduced on recent price data similar to pre-2015 levels.”

Projections for turkey were increased slightly based on. . .

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