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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Poultry, egg sector performances mixed

Broiler and turkey production stalling as egg production expected to rise.

January broiler meat production totaled 3.6 billion lb., almost 4% above a year earlier. According to U.S. Department Agriculture economists Sean Ramos and Alex Melton in the latest “Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook,” however, much of that growth was due to an additional slaughter day this year, while the rate of production per slaughter day was a bit lower.

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