Broiler/Fryer: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Sep 12, 2019          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Weekly Young Chickens Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
                            Week ending  07-Sep-19
(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                  31,499      44,083      41,652      31,695     148,929
Avg Live Wgt            3.83        5.18        7.06        9.26        6.29
% of total /1            21%         30%         28%         21%        100%

Comparisons

Last week             38,691      48,541      48,457      42,218     177,907
Avg Live Wgt            3.78        5.27        6.89        8.96        6.26
% of total /1            22%         27%         27%         24%        100%

Year Ago 2/           36,218      37,440      46,168      29,290     149,116
Avg Live Wgt            3.74        5.24        7.06        9.20        6.22
% of total /1            24%         25%         31%         20%        100%

To date/2019*      1,297,911   1,779,725   1,487,556   1,346,262   5,911,454
To date/2018*      1,359,002   1,747,173   1,442,189   1,247,100   5,795,464
% Change YTD             -4%          2%          3%          8%          2%

/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-Sep-19 09:42 AM C JG