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Projected production increases for poultry in the first half of 2018

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Higher broiler producer returns are forecast to drive a small increase in production for the first half of 2018, notes the USDA’s Economic Research Service in its December “Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook” report.

“First half broiler prices are forecast to decline by 6.8 percent,” ERS said. “For turkeys a modest recovery in domestic demand and exports drives small increases in production, but low prices continue to underscore the slow pace of demand recovery relative to supply levels. First half turkey prices are expected to. . .

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