Broiler/Fryer: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Oct 12, 2017          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
                              Week ending    07-Oct-17
(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                    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%

Comparisons

Last week               36,794       50,971       40,155       39,056      166,976
Avg Live Wgt              3.76         5.32         6.96         9.08         6.25
% of total /1              22%          31%          24%          23%         100%

Year Ago 2/             39,406       42,816       47,112       33,463      162,797
Avg Live Wgt              3.91         5.47         7.23         9.44         6.42
% of total /1              24%          26%          29%          21%         100%

To date/2017*        1,611,510    2,008,831    1,480,883    1,365,301    6,466,525
To date/2016*        1,639,080    1,983,693    1,423,820    1,348,498    6,395,091
% Change YTD               -2%           1%           4%           1%           1%

/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: 12-Oct-17 10:35 AM C MP