Despite a flat year, processors see reasons for optimism.
|Annual Broiler Forecasts|
|Production (millions lbs.)||34,063||35,365||35,752||35,699||36,525|
|Per capita disappearance* (retail lb.)||84.2||85.6||86.9||85.8||85.9|
|Broiler exports (millions lbs.)||4,784||5,203||5,272||5,250||5,515|
|*Per capita meat consumption data are revised, incorporating a new population series from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis based on the 2000 Census. |
Source: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Supporting Materials Published in Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ldp