U.S. Broiler Performance

1925 to Present

YearMarket Age

average days
Market Weight

pounds, liveweight
Feed to Meat Gain

pounds of feed to one pound of broiler, liveweight
Mortality

percent
19251122.54.718
1935982.864.414
1940852.89412
1945843.03410
1950703.0838
1955703.0737
1960633.352.56
1965633.482.46
1970563.622.255
1975563.762.15
1980533.932.055
1985494.1925
1990484.3725
1995474.671.955
2000475.031.955
2005485.371.954
2006485.471.965
2007485.511.954.5
2008485.581.934.3
2009475.591.924.1
2010475.71.924
2011475.81.923.9
2012475.851.93.7
2013475.921.883.7
2014476.011.894.3
2015486.121.894.8
2016476.161.864.5
2017*476.181.854.4

* estimated
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