FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Joe Morse
Tuesday, April 29 2008
2007 POULTRY VALUE INCREASES
The combined value of New York produced eggs, broilers, and turkeys, and the value of sales for other chickens, was $82.2 million for the year ending November 30, 2007, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York field office. This total is up 76 percent from a year earlier. Of the 2007 combined value, 90 percent was derived from eggs and 10 percent was derived from turkeys.
Egg production in New York during the 2007 year totaled 1.13 billion, up slightly from a year earlier. Egg prices were higher, increasing from 42.0 cents in 2006 to 78.7 cents in 2007. The resulting total value of $73.9 million was 88 percent above the 2006 egg production value of $39.2 million.
Turkey production in 2007 amounted to 15.0 million pounds, up 1 percent from 2006. The average price of 55 cents per pound was up 5 cents from the 2006 price. Value of production totaled $8.2 million, up 11 percent from the 2006 level.
Nationally, the combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2007 was $31.9 billion, up 24 percent from the $25.8 billion in 2006. The value of broilers produced during 2007 was $21.5 billion, up 21 percent from 2006. The value of all egg production in 2007 was $6.68 billion, up 51 percent from the $4.43 billion in 2006. The value of turkeys produced during 2007 was $3.71 billion, up 4 percent from the $3.57 billion the previous year.