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Value of Broiler Production in 2017


The National Agricultural Statistic Service issued Bulletin #1061 at the end of June 2019 quantifying the value of broilers and turkeys produced in 2017. For the year, 8.91 billion broilers were produced with an aggregate live weight of 55.57 billion lbs.  (6.24 lb. live per broiler) with a farm gate value of $30.32 billion.

According to the release in 2017, 245.2 million turkeys were produced with a live weight of 7.54 billion lbs. valued at $4.87 billion.


The monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook for June 17th lists broiler meat production in 2017 as 41.66 billion lbs. Given a nominal yield of 75 percent this would be equivalent to 55.6 billion lbs. in live weight.

Copyright 2019 Simon M. Shane