The chicken increases the production of birds from October
U.S. poultry production rose in October.
The USDA says 4.592 billion pounds of poultry were certified as healthy, up 5 percent from the year, including a 6 percent increase in chicken to 4.113 billion pounds, which offset a 4 percent decline in turkey, at 467.277 million pounds.
October chicken slaughter and average total light weight were both up from the previous year at 818.506 million head and 6.65 pounds per bird, respectively, while turkey slaughter and average live weight were lower. Turkey slaughter was 19.422 million heads and the average total live weight was 29.98 pounds per bird.
Ante-mortem condemnations for all types of birds were 12.563 million pounds, up 8% from a year ago, representing 0.21% of preliminary live weight, with post-mortem condemnations at 25,762 million pounds, down 3%, representing 0.56% of monthly output.
The USDA says poultry stocks in cold storage at the end of October were 1.159 billion pounds, up 9 percent from a year ago.
The USDA’s next set of annual poultry production estimates is released on December 9th.
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