Misc. Poultry: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Sep 14, 2017          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
(Preliminary) (Released 12:00 PM Central Time) Week ending 09-Sep-2017


                      Young          Light            Heavy      Total
                    Chickens         Hens             Hens        Hens       Ducks
                  ---------------------Thousands-----------------------------
Head                    148,993           919            1,367       2,286         404
Avg Wt                     6.21          3.57             7.93        6.18        6.87
Head sltr comparisons
Last week               167,250         1,015            1,503       2,518         406
Same wk yr ago          145,593         1,022            1,349       2,371         455
Avg Wt                     6.01          3.36             8.11        6.06        6.04
To-date/2017*         5,800,747        46,655           52,457      99,112      14,229
To-date/2016*         5,741,866        47,255           54,258     101,513      14,851
% Change YTD                 1%           -1%              -3%         -2%         -4%

Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week            703,187         1,821            7,426       9,247       1,971
Last week               769,016         1,955            8,195      10,150       1,963
Same wk yr ago          665,011         1,906            7,494       9,400       1,951

To-date/2017*        26,972,793        86,503          291,567     378,070      67,688
To-date/2016*        26,716,099        87,141          302,191     389,332      70,594
% Change YTD                 1%           -1%              -4%         -3%         -4%
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Dressing %                76.0%         55.5%            68.5%                   71.0%

                  Live Turkeys Slaughtered Week Ending          9-Sep-2017

                      Young          Young            Young       Old        Total
                      Hens           Toms           Breeders    Breeders    Turkeys
Head                      1,594         2,141               39           0       3,774
Avg Wt                    17.08         40.57            27.09        0.00       30.51
Head sltr comparisons
Last week                 1,678         2,380               40           0       4,098
Same wk yr ago            1,538         2,046                5           6       3,595
Avg Wt                    16.92         40.29            27.12       26.98       30.25
To-date/2017*            60,623        86,814              903         159     148,499
To-date/2016*            65,674        85,085              484         251     151,494
% Change YTD                -8%            2%              87%        -37%         -2%
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Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week             21,917        69,923              819           0      92,659
Last week                22,761        78,054              897           0     101,712
Same wk yr ago           20,948        66,359              105         125      87,537

To-date/2017*           824,674     2,913,516           19,732       3,697   3,761,619
To-date/2016*           917,381     2,829,632           10,484       5,429   3,762,926
% Change YTD               -10%            3%              88%        -32%          0%
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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 164.6
million head.  Estimated U.S. slaughter for this period was 150.8 million
head, or 13.8 million less 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: 14-Sep-17 10:35 AM C MP