COVID-19 supply disruptions increase broiler weights
A backlog of live birds pushed broiler weights into record territory this summer. Demand realignments will keep weights elevated.
Broiler weights are steadily increasing. Signs point toward a continued rise in future weights.
Increasing slaughter weights
U.S. broiler slaughter weights are steadily increasing. The average broiler liveweight at slaughter last year was 6.32 pounds, an increase of more than 25% since 2000. That’s also 60% heavier than in…