News

May poultry production 2% higher than a year ago

The USDA says poultry production during May 2021 was 4.115 billion pounds, 2% higher than May 2020. Most of that was chicken at 3.655 billion pounds, up 1%, with turkeys at 451.093 pounds, a gain of 6%.

The chicken slaughter was 1% higher at 748.170 million head and turkey processing was up 6% at 17.278 million head, with average live weights all steady to higher than a year ago.

The USDA says poultry stocks in cold storage at the end of May 2021 were down 12% from the end of May 2020.

Year to date, 2021 poultry production is 20.767 billion pounds, 1% slower than the 2020 pace.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


 

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!