Misc. Poultry: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Nov 22, 2018          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
(Preliminary) (Released 12:00 PM Central Time) Week ending 17-Nov-2018


                    Young        Light          Heavy      Total
                  Chickens        Hens           Hens       Hens       Ducks
                ---------------------Thousands-----------------------------
Head                  159,848       1,090          1,756       2,846        345
Avg Wt                   6.18        3.56           8.17        6.40       6.54
Head sltr comparisons
Last week             163,787         924          1,585       2,509        376
Same wk yr ago        162,060       1,322          1,758       3,080        460
Avg Wt                   6.20        3.30           7.82        5.88       7.40
To-date/2018*       7,440,793      48,752         73,721     122,473     19,881
To-date/2017*       7,452,552      57,349         69,271     126,620     18,869
% Change YTD               0%        -15%             6%         -3%         5%

Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week          750,774       2,154          9,827      11,981      1,602
Last week             781,723       1,697          8,599      10,296      1,871
Same wk yr ago        763,627       2,421          9,417      11,838      2,417

To-date/2018*      35,022,437      92,679        413,653     506,332     94,930
To-date/2017*      34,770,098     106,566        384,524     491,090     90,452
% Change YTD               1%        -13%             8%          3%         5%
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Dressing %              76.0%       55.5%          68.5%                  71.0%

                Live Turkeys Slaughtered Week Ending     17-Nov-2018

                    Young        Young          Young       Old        Total
                    Hens          Toms         Breeders   Breeders    Turkeys
Head                    1,950       2,278             53           0      4,281
Avg Wt                  17.43       42.46          28.49        0.00      30.88
Head sltr comparisons
Last week               2,757       2,632              0           0      5,389
Same wk yr ago          1,958       2,493             31          15      4,497
Avg Wt                  17.31       41.72          28.78       35.04      30.98
To-date/2018*          82,399     110,156          1,105         177    193,837
To-date/2017*          81,283     111,837          1,189         218    194,527
% Change YTD               1%         -2%            -7%        -19%         0%
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Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week           27,361      77,863          1,170           0    106,394
Last week              38,351      87,907              0           0    126,258
Same wk yr ago         27,284      83,726            691         407    112,108

To-date/2018*       1,099,009   3,712,519         23,893       4,148  4,839,569
To-date/2017*       1,113,495   3,742,919         25,951       4,921  4,887,286
% Change YTD              -1%         -1%            -8%        -16%        -1%
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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 160.5
million head.  Estimated U.S. slaughter for this period was 161.8 million
head, or 1.3 million more 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: 22-Nov-18 07:57 AM C JG