Broiler/Fryer: Weekly Estimated US Fryer Slaughter/Fryer Availability Comparison
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Oct 12, 2017          USDA Market News

BROILER/FRYER: Weekly Estimated U.S. Fryer Slaughter/Fryer Availability Comparison (Thur)

                  Million head         Million head                  Avg
Week ending       Slaughtered          Available*           Pct      Wt
               9/2       169.3             164.6              103%     6.05
               9/9       150.8             164.6               92%     6.21
              9/16       167.6             164.3              102%     6.21
              9/23       169.4             165.7              102%     6.22
              9/30       169.0             166.1              102%     6.25
              10/7       167.9             166.6              101%     6.19
Year to date            6545.2            6520.1              100%
             10/14                         166.3
             10/21                         166.9

*Based on chick placements 6 to 7 weeks earlier.

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-Oct-17 10:35 AM C MP