Value of US poultry production and sales up 15%
The combined value of production from US broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2013 rose 15%, according to a report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The combined value of US poultry products was $44.1 billion, compared to $38.2 billion in 2012. Of the combined total, 70% was from broilers, 19% from eggs, 11% from turkeys, and less than 1% from chickens.
The value of broilers produced during 2013 was $30.7 billion, up 24% from 2012. The total number of broilers produced in 2013 was 8.52 billion, up 1% from 2012. The total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2013 was 50.6 billion pounds, up 2% from 2012.
The value of turkeys produced during 2013 was $4.84 billion, down 11% from the $5.45 billion the previous year. Turkey production in 2013 totaled 7.28 billion pounds, down 4% from the 7.56 billion pounds produced in 2012.
The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2013 was $87.9 million, up 11% from $79.1 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2013 totaled 185 million, up 3% from the total sold during the previous year.
Value of all egg production in 2013 was $8.50 billion, up 8% from $7.85 billion in 2012. Egg production totaled 95.2 billion eggs, up 2% from 93.3 billion eggs produced in 2012.
The full report can be found here.
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