Poultry slaughter raw data file structure and explanation

Poultry slaughter raw data file - Report 039

Sample file structure: 1992010477C72006856700973230132412

Date

The date is in the format YYYYMMDD. This date is always a Saturday.The prices included in these records are the prices which were in effect during seven days, between Sunday and Saturday, up to and including the date of the record.
The week at the end of the year will be split in two; the first part will end on December 31st and the second part will end the following Saturday. Each part will include its fraction of data in their respective year.

Prov=in

Prov-in is the province in which the poultry was slaughtered.
Here is a listing of all of the origin/destination codes. As you will notice by the coding, some of the data is aggregated to protect confidentiality.

Prov=from

The Prov-from is a province or a country from which the live product came.

Type

Product category group code

Group refers to the weight of the bird. Different weight categories correspond to the different types of birds:

Number of head

Number of head refers to the actual number of birds slaughtered

Eviscerated weight (quantity) and live weight (live) paid for

Quantity field refers to the calculated eviscerated weight of the bird. Live field refers to the live weight of the bird, paid for by the processor to the producer.
The tables below outline the live and eviscerated weight categories. Please note that only head and live weight paid for data are collected from slaughter plants. Eviscerated weights are calculated from percentages of the live weight paid for.

Eviscerated weights for chicken
  Group % of live weight to arrive
at eviscerated weight
Eviscerated weight descriptions
Under 1.4 kg 71 70% under 1 kg
Under 1.4 kg and under 2.7 kg 72 73.5% 1 kg and under 2 kg
2.7 kg and over 74 75% 2 kg and over
Eviscerated weights for turkey
  Group % of live weight to
arrive at eviscerated weight
Eviscerated weight descriptions
6.2 kg and under 75 81% 5 kg and under
Over 6.2 kg but no more than 8.5 kg 76 82% Over 5 kg but no more than 7 kg
Over 8.5 kg but no more than 10.8 kg 77 83% Over 7 kg but no more than 9 kg
Over 10.8 kg but no more than 13.3 kg 78 83% Over 9 kg but no more than 11 kg
Over 13.3 kg 79 83% Over 11 kg
Mature turkey 80 80% Mature turkey
Eviscerated weights for mature chicken (stewing hen/fowl), duck and geese
  Group % of live weight to
arrive at eviscerated weight
Eviscerated weight descriptions
Under 2.7 kg 73 65% under 2 kg
2.7 kg and over 74 75% 2 kg and over
Duck – all sizes 70 75% Duck – all sizes
Geese – all sizes 70 75% Geese – all sizes

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