What's New ? - 2019

What's New ? - 2019

Poultry production in South Korea

GAIN Report No. KS1930 4 September, 2019

Broiler and hybrid chickens account for 94 percent of Korean poultry production. Broiler chickens average 1.5 kilograms (kg) live weight and broilers represented 77 percent (776 million) of the total number of slaughtered chickens in 2018. A hybrid chicken called “Samgye” is a cross breed between a broiler and a layer and intended for chicken ginseng soup in the summer season. It averages 850 grams live weight. In 2018, Samgye accounted for 16 percent (164 million) of the total number of slaughtered chickens. Finally, indigenous chickens averaging 2 kg live weight and spent hens made up six percent of the total number of slaughtered chickens in 2018.
In 2020, Korea’s chicken production is projected to increase about 1.6 percent to 957,000 metric tons (MT) from 942,000 MT in MY 2019.