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Decline for December poultry production

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Domestic poultry production dropped during December.

The USDA says 4.062 billion pounds of poultry were certified wholesome, a down 6% on the year, including 3.657 billion pounds of chicken, 6% lower, and 393.012 million pounds of turkey, a decrease of 5%.

Those declines were due to a slower pace of slaughter and lighter live weights.

The unofficial 2023 U.S. poultry production total was 52.565 billion pounds, up 1% from 2022, with a slight increase for chicken and a 4% rise in turkey.

Decline for December poultry production

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