Statistics - national statistics

Latest poultry and poultry meat statistics

Monthly statistics on the activity of UK hatcheries and UK poultry slaughterhouses.


This monthly publication includes the number of chicks placed and eggs set by United Kingdom hatcheries. The number of birds placed each month shown below give an indication of future poultry meat and egg production. The number of eggs set each month indicates how many birds will be available for placing in future months.

It also includes statistics on the number of poultry slaughtered, average live weights of poultry and poultry meat production in the United Kingdom.

The editions of the slaughterings, weight and production datasets are now merged into one document for greater transparency.

Next update: see the statistics release calendar

For further information please contact:
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Defra Helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm)