Chicken production 2019: less eggs for hatching, more slaughterings
Accordingly, the number of hatched chicks for laying
purpose decreased to 18.7 million
Furthermore, slaughterhouses subject to reporting requirements slaughtered 90.7 million chickens in 2019, by 5.8% more than in 2018. The volume of chicken meat in processing form reached 115 500 tonnes, 5.4% more than in the previous year. With 44.2% of the total slaughter volume (2018: 46.2%), the major processing form was "meat, parts" (see table 2).
For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of hatching eggs please refer to our website.
Information on methods, definitions: In accordance with Federal Law Gazette II No. 356/2003 (in the version currently in force), all slaughterhouses with at least 5 000 poultry slaughterings per year and all hatcheries with a capacity of at least 1 000 hatching eggs per year are subject to this survey. Numbers on turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls and chicken for mixed meat and laying use will not be published for data protection reasons.
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