April 26, 2021


USDA: US' March poultry production rose 3%


US poultry production for March was up 3% on the year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.


Out of the monthly total of 4.579 billion pounds, 4.046 billion pounds of that was chicken, an increase of 3% on the year, with turkey at 521.899 million pounds, 3% higher.


Chicken slaughter was up 2% at 840.514 million head and the turkey slaughter was 1% faster at 19.557 million head, with average live weights mostly steady to higher than a year ago.


For the year to date, production is 12.431 billion pounds, 3% less than in the first quarter of 2020.


The USDA's most recent cold storage report showed solid overall demand for US poultry.


- Brownfield Ag News