USDA reduces broiler production, export, price forecasts

Limited year-to-year growth in weight potentially affected by woody breast quality concerns.

Weekly broiler production estimates since early August show little change in output from the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook.” These estimates contributed to a reduction of the third-quarter forecast by 50 million lb., USDA said.

“Both eggs set in incubators and chicks placed for growout have been trending consistently higher than last year since early August. However, the effect on production will be m

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