The combined value of production from U.S. broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2011 was $35.6 billion, up 3 percent from $34.7 billion in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Of the combined total, 65 percent was from broilers, 21 percent was from eggs, 14 percent was from turkeys and less than 1 percent from chickens.
The value of broilers produced during 2011 was $23.2 billion, down 2 percent from 2010. The total number of broilers produced in 2011 was 8.61 billion, down slightly from 2010, and the total amount of live weight broilers produced in 2011 was 49.7 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2010. The value of turkeys produced during 2011 was $4.99 billion, up 14 percent from the $4.37 billion in 2010. Turkey production in 2011 totaled 7.32 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the 7.11 billion pounds produced in 2010. The value of sales from chickens (excluding broilers) in 2011 was $81.3 million, up 11 percent from $73.1 million in 2010. The number of chickens sold in 2011 totaled 181 million, up 4 percent from the total sold during 2010.
Value of all egg production in 2011 was $7.37 billion, up 13 percent from $6.53 billion in 2010. Egg production totaled 91.9 billion eggs, up slightly percent from 91.5 billion eggs produced in 2010.
For more poultry and egg information and statistics, see www.wattagnet.com/marketdata.html.
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