Broiler/Fryer: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Sep 14, 2017          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
                              Week ending    09-Sep-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                    37,524       45,379       32,827       33,263      148,993
Avg Live Wgt              3.76         5.55         7.05         9.04         6.21
% of total /1              25%          30%          22%          22%         100%

Comparisons

Last week               43,654       49,182       38,757       35,657      167,250
Avg Live Wgt              3.66         5.43         6.89         8.92         6.05
% of total /1              26%          29%          23%          21%         100%

Year Ago 2/             33,487       52,102       33,799       26,205      145,593
Avg Live Wgt              3.71         5.46         6.84         8.99         6.01
% of total /1              23%          36%          23%          18%         100%

To date/2017*        1,453,699    1,811,701    1,327,693    1,207,654    5,800,747
To date/2016*        1,476,913    1,802,063    1,248,974    1,213,916    5,741,866
% Change YTD               -2%           1%           6%          -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: 14-Sep-17 10:35 AM C MP