The forecasts for broiler and egg production in the United States have been raised in June, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on June 12.
The USDA forecast for broiler production in 2013 was raised from the 37.34 billion pounds projected in May to a 37.36 billion pound estimate in June. A slight increase in slaughter is expected, based off of hatchery data. The agency's projections for 2014 production remained steady at 38.4 billion pounds.
The USDA's projection for 2013 broiler exports increased from the 7.26 billion pounds projected in May to a 7.36 billion pound estimate in June.
The forecast for egg production was raised from the May estimates, reflecting slightly higher table egg production in the third quarter. U.S. egg production for 2013 was estimated at 7,879 million dozen in the June report, compared to the 7,864 million forecast in May. The projections for 2014 production were unchanged at 8,051 million dozen.
The agency also raised its forecast for egg exports, projecting 2013 exports at 287.2 million dozen, compared to its May estimate of 273.2 million dozen. The export forecast for 2014 did not change in June, with the estimate at 287 million dozen.
The USDA's 2013 turkey production forecast saw no change in June, with an estimate of 5.88 billion pounds. The 2014 production forecast also stayed steady at 6.2 billion pounds.
The U.S. turkey export forecast for 2013 was raised in June to 783 million pounds from the 713 million pounds forecast in May.