U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending April 23 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 155,073,00 broilers, a 5-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier. The 5-percent decrease in slaughter compares with a 1-percent decrease in eggs set in 19 states, 10 weeks earlier, and a 1-percent decrease in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in 19 states.

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