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Provisional results of the 2008 June agricultural census

PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF THE JUNE 2008 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

TOGETHER WITH FINAL JUNE RESULTS FOR THE YEARS 1998 TO 2007 FOR COMPARISON

Table 6. Number of poultry, 1998 to 2008

Percentage
change between
199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082007 & 2008
Fowls for producing eggsFowls for producing eggs
Pullets and hens in the laying flock2,257,2602,236,9302,245,1302,814,0602,647,7502,923,5802,938,1302,714,5402,735,4602,919,8102,927,2900.3% Pullets and hens in the laying flock
Pullets being reared for laying638,820643,630774,510721,550925,990946,100855,8401,154,730865,2601,237,7501,219,610-1.5% Pullets being reared for laying
Total2,896,0802,880,5603,019,6403,535,6003,573,7403,869,6703,793,9703,869,2703,600,7104,157,5604,146,900-0.3%Total

Fowls for breedingFowls for breeding
Breeding hens1,240,0201,164,5801,225,5501,219,2801,102,960963,4101,217,7401,437,6101,258,0901,469,8401,414,460-3.8% Breeding hens
Cocks137,360151,680123,730129,090105,43099,50074,540125,040109,880116,960119,1001.8% Cocks
Total1,377,3801,316,2501,349,2801,348,3701,208,3901,062,9101,292,2701,562,6501,367,9701,586,8001,533,560-3.4%Total

Broilers and other table birds9,530,9606,632,5409,828,83011,083,53010,664,1009,470,11010,697,1309,208,4708,561,9108,314,9908,804,8705.9%Broilers and other table birds

Other poultry (6)108,800108,82099,01089,71097,91068,24080,44063,68069,20069,61074,1306.5%Other poultry (6)

Total poultry13,913,21010,938,17014,296,75016,057,21015,544,14014,470,92015,863,82014,704,07013,599,79014,128,95014,559,4603.0%Total poultry


(6) The 'other poultry' category (which includes turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, etc.) is volatile due to, for example, the incorrect inclusion of game birds on some census forms in some years.