Misc. Poultry: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of US Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Des Moines, IA          Wed. Dec 05, 2018          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of U.S. Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Week ending                  09-Dec-18

                         Current Week                      Previous Week
                              12/09/18 (1)                    12/02/18
 Class                   ---------- Thousand head ---------
Broiler/fryer                  162,799 (2)                     164,883
Light hens                       1,133                           1,052
Heavy hens                       1,495                           1,627
Total                          165,427                         167,562


(2)The estimated number of broiler-fryers available for slaughter
the week ending 09-Dec-18 is 156.8 million head compared to
165.4 million head slaughtered the same week last year.  The
estimated U.S. slaughter this week is 163.1 million head or
6.3 million more than estimated available.  For the week of
16-Dec-18 the estimated available is 157.8 million head.

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

Prepared: 05-Dec-18 11:08 AM C BK