Misc. Poultry: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Sep 12, 2019          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
(Preliminary) (Released 12:00 PM Central Time) Week ending 07-Sep-2019


                   Young        Light          Heavy      Total
                  Chickens       Hens           Hens       Hens         Ducks
                ---------------------Thousands-----------------------------------
Head                 148,929         585          1,646       2,231        352
Avg Wt                  6.29        3.45           8.29        7.02       6.96
Head sltr comparisons
Last week            177,907         808          1,711       2,519        462
Same wk yr ago       149,116       1,088          1,477       2,565        394
Avg Wt                  6.22        3.35           8.17        6.13       6.80
To-date/2019*      5,911,454      28,698         57,820      86,518     15,741
To-date/2018*      5,795,464      38,407         57,008      95,415     15,779
% Change YTD              2%        -25%             1%         -9%         0%

Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week         711,940       1,120          9,347      10,467      1,739
Last week            846,410       1,583          9,704      11,287      2,257
Same wk yr ago       704,901       2,023          8,266      10,289      1,902

To-date/2019*     27,767,597      54,904        325,456     380,360     77,858
To-date/2018*     27,181,200      72,998        319,247     392,245     74,856
% Change YTD              2%        -25%             2%         -3%         4%
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Dressing %             76.0%       55.5%          68.5%                  71.0%

                Live Turkeys Slaughtered Week Ending     7-Sep-2019

                   Young        Young          Young       Old        Total
                    Hens         Toms         Breeders   Breeders    Turkeys
Head                   1,512       1,924             13           0      3,449
Avg Wt                 16.62       42.38          34.31        0.00      31.07
Head sltr comparisons
Last week              1,744       2,402             17           0      4,163
Same wk yr ago         1,479       1,817             23           0      3,319
Avg Wt                 16.72       41.12          37.90        0.00      30.23
To-date/2019*         59,623      83,805            599         441    144,468
To-date/2018*         61,172      85,659            864         118    147,813
% Change YTD             -3%         -2%           -31%        274%        -2%
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Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week          20,229      65,639            346           0     86,214
Last week             23,193      81,618            381           0    105,192
Same wk yr ago        19,907      60,146            676           0     80,729

To-date/2019*        827,727   2,933,790         13,734      10,215  3,785,466
To-date/2018*        809,385   2,897,210         18,552       2,767  3,727,914
% Change YTD              2%          1%           -26%        269%         2%
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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 169.7
million head.  Estimated U.S. slaughter for this period was 150.7 million
head, or 19.0 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: 12-Sep-19 09:42 AM C JG