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Accession Number PB2012-114901
Title Poultry Slaughter (Released September 24, 2012).
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 14p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Poultry certified wholesome during August 2012 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.91 billion pounds, up slightly from the amount certified in August 2011. The July 2012 revised certified total at 3.68 billion pounds, was up 4 percent from July 2011. The July revision represented an increase of 908 thousand pounds from last month's preliminary pounds certified. The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during August 2012 was 5.18 billion pounds, up slightly from 5.16 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.42 billion pounds, down slightly from August 2011. Mature chickens, at 80.7 million pounds, were up 2 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 662 million pounds, up 5 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 14.3 million pounds, down 1 percent from last year. Young chickens slaughtered during August 2012 averaged 5.81 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from August 2011. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.88 pounds per bird, up slightly from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during August 2012 averaged 28.9 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from August 2011. Ante-mortem condemnations during August 2012 totaled 12.3 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.24 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.24 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 34.1 million pounds, were 0.87 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 0.90 percent a year earlier.
Keywords Agricultural economics
Food inspection
Food safety
Meat industry
Statistical data
United States

Source Agency National Agricultural Statistics Service
NTIS Subject Category 98B - Agricultural Economics
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington, DC. Agricultural Statistics Board.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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