Misc. Poultry: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Oct 11, 2018          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
(Preliminary) (Released 12:00 PM Central Time) Week ending 06-Oct-2018


                    Young        Light          Heavy      Total
                  Chickens        Hens           Hens       Hens       Ducks
                ---------------------Thousands-----------------------------
Head                  167,488         981          1,678       2,659        444
Avg Wt                   6.37        3.43           8.25        6.47       7.08
Head sltr comparisons
Last week             169,602       1,003          1,818       2,821        399
Same wk yr ago        165,846         838          1,642       2,480        447
Avg Wt                   6.19        3.41           8.23        6.60       6.74
To-date/2018*       6,456,689      42,405         63,831     106,236     17,410
To-date/2017*       6,466,525      50,761         59,268     110,029     16,021
% Change YTD               0%        -16%             8%         -3%         9%

Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week          810,843       1,867          9,483      11,350      2,232
Last week             812,054       1,870         10,386      12,256      1,907
Same wk yr ago        780,206       1,586          9,257      10,843      2,139

To-date/2018*      30,341,284      80,698        357,859     438,557     82,741
To-date/2017*      30,118,826      94,294        329,778     424,072     76,268
% Change YTD               1%        -14%             9%          3%         8%
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Dressing %              76.0%       55.5%          68.5%                  71.0%

                Live Turkeys Slaughtered Week Ending      6-Oct-2018

                    Young        Young          Young       Old        Total
                    Hens          Toms         Breeders   Breeders    Turkeys
Head                    1,714       2,548             24          15      4,301
Avg Wt                  17.38       41.69          29.42       28.62      31.89
Head sltr comparisons
Last week               2,101       2,366             29          11      4,507
Same wk yr ago          1,373       2,532             34          32      3,971
Avg Wt                  18.00       41.25          27.47       24.14      32.96
To-date/2018*          68,446      95,009            955         165    164,575
To-date/2017*          67,279      96,802          1,039         203    165,323
% Change YTD               2%         -2%            -8%        -19%         0%
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Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week           23,980      85,512            547         333    110,372
Last week              28,887      79,842            668         263    109,660
Same wk yr ago         19,895      84,078            724         599    105,296

To-date/2018*         908,104   3,209,997         20,573       3,876  4,142,550
To-date/2017*         917,101   3,243,580         22,684       4,514  4,187,879
% Change YTD              -1%         -1%            -9%        -14%        -1%
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Dressing %              80.5%       80.5%          77.5%       77.5%

(A) The estimated number of fryers available for marketing based on the
2-week revised average chick placements 6 to 7 weeks earlier was 167.7
million head.  Estimated U.S. slaughter for this period was 169.5 million
head, or 1.8 million more than estimated available.

(B) Dressing % adjustments reflect quarterly update.

*Note: Year to-date totals reflect comparable time periods.

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