Broiler/Fryer: Daily Estimated Slaughter of Broiler/Fryers
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Des Moines, IA          Wed. Mar 14, 2018          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Daily Estimated Slaughter of Broiler/Fryers

               Estimated             ACTUAL      Avg. Wt.         Actual Avg. Wt.
                   (1,000)       (1,000)                         (1,000)
                   03/14   03/13   03/12   03/09   03/12   03/09   03/07   03/05
Alabama            3,887   3,998   3,787   3,899    5.68    5.53   3,989    5.64
Arkansas           4,863   4,764   4,837   5,030    6.14    5.76   4,223    6.29
Delmarva           1,999   2,249   2,239   2,052    6.82    6.71   2,235    6.91
KY-LA-TN           2,448   2,432   2,355   2,769    5.63    5.55   2,400    5.36
Mississippi        2,796   2,797   2,788   2,756    6.32    6.15   2,761    6.35
North Carolina     3,084   3,095   2,907   3,497    8.09    7.98   2,984    7.87
Texas              2,531   2,505   2,523   2,347    6.60    6.24   2,523    6.67
Total             21,608  21,840  21,436  22,350    6.42    6.23  21,115    6.43
Mon-Wed           65,543 (A)                                      63,049 (A)

(A) Weekly cumulative for states listed above.
Broiler-fryer slaughter under federal inspection for 14-Mar-18
is estimated to be 32,886,000 head up 3.79 percent from a week ago
and up 4.2 percent from a year ago.
(Last week 31,685,000, last year 31,573,000)

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-Mar-18 10:30 AM C JG