U.S. Broiler Performance

1925 to Present

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Year Market Age

–average days–

Market Weight

–pounds, liveweight–

Feed to Meat Gain

–pounds of feed to one pound of broiler, liveweight–

Mortality

–percent–

1925 112 2.50 4.70 18
1935 98 2.86 4.40 14
1940 85 2.89 4.00 12
1945 84 3.03 4.00 10
1950 70 3.08 3.00 8
1955 70 3.07 3.00 7
1960 63 3.35 2.50 6
1965 63 3.48 2.40 6
1970 56 3.62 2.25 5
1975 56 3.76 2.10 5
1980 53 3.93 2.05 5
1985 49 4.19 2.00 5
1990 48 4.37 2.00 5
1995 47 4.67 1.95 5
2000 47 5.03 1.95 5
2005 48 5.37 1.95 4
2006 48 5.47 1.96 5
2007 48 5.51 1.95 4.5
2008 48 5.58 1.93 4.3
2009 47 5.59 1.92 4.1
2010 47 5.70 1.92 4.0
2011 47 5.80 1.91 3.8

* estimated
National Chicken Council

February 7, 2011

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