Broiler/Fryer: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Oct 11, 2018          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
                            Week ending  06-Oct-18
(Preliminary)
                ---------------------------Thousands--------------------------
                     A           B           C           D
                   4.25 lbs     4.26 -      6.26 -     7.76 lbs
                    & down     6.25 lbs    7.75 lbs      & up      Total


Head                  33,684      41,726      50,479      41,599     167,488
Avg Live Wgt            3.60        5.08        6.95        9.19        6.37
% of total /1            20%         25%         30%         25%        100%

Comparisons

Last week             32,656      55,415      46,331      35,200     169,602
Avg Live Wgt            3.71        5.32        7.05        9.26        6.30
% of total /1            19%         33%         27%         21%        100%

Year Ago 2/           35,942      52,205      35,715      41,984     165,846
Avg Live Wgt            3.78        5.24        6.83        8.90        6.19
% of total /1            22%         31%         22%         25%        100%

To date/2018*      1,492,389   1,944,142   1,627,204   1,392,954   6,456,689
To date/2017*      1,611,510   2,008,831   1,480,883   1,365,301   6,466,525
% Change YTD             -7%         -3%         10%          2%          0%

/1 May not total to 100% due to rounding.
/2 Comparable week.
*Note: Year to-date totals reflect comparable time periods.

Weight Class Description:
(A) This size product is normally marketed bone-in into fast food and food
    service sectors and may include Cornish hens.
(B) This size product is normally marketed into the retail grocery sector in
    tray pack or bagged forms.
(C) This size product is normally marketed either into the retail grocery
    sector in tray pack and IQF form or is further processed and marketed
    into various sectors.
(D) This size product is normally marketed deboned or as roasters or roasting
    chicken.

SOURCE: USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News
        Des Moines, IA     515.284.4460  email: desm.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

Prepared: 11-Oct-18 10:56 AM C JG