Misc. Poultry: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of US Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Des Moines, IA          Wed. Mar 14, 2018          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of U.S. Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Week ending                 17-Mar-18

                        Current Week                     Previous Week
                             03/17/18 (1)                  03/10/18
 Class                   ---------- Thousand head ---------
Broiler/fryer                 165,628 (2)                   164,348
Light hens                      1,119                         1,172
Heavy hens                      1,601                         1,635
Total                         168,348                       167,155


(2)The estimated number of broiler-fryers available for slaughter
the week ending 17-Mar-18 is 164.6 million head compared to
164.3 million head slaughtered the same week last year.  The
estimated U.S. slaughter this week is 166.0 million head or
1.4 million more than estimated available.  For the week of
24-Mar-18 the estimated available is 163.6 million head.

SOURCE: USDA Livestock, Poultry, & Grain Market News
        Des Moines, IA          515.284.4460        email:  desm.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

Prepared: 14-Mar-18 10:37 AM C JG