Poultry production 2020: more eggs for hatching and more slaughterings
Accordingly, the number of hatched chicks for fattening
purpose amounted to 84.9 million
Furthermore, slaughterhouses subject to reporting requirements slaughtered 98.0 million chickens in 2020, by 8.0% more than in 2019. The volume of chicken meat in processed form reached 125 000 tonnes, 8.2% more than in the previous year. Around 44.6% of the total slaughter volume (2019: 44.2%) allotted to the processing form "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 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 Numbers on turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls and chicken for mixed meat and laying use will not be published for data protection reasons.
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