Misc. Poultry: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thu)
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Des Moines, IA          Thu. Oct 29, 2020          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Poultry Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection (Thur)
(Preliminary) (Released 12:00 PM Central Time) Week ending 24-Oct-2020


                   Young        Light          Heavy      Total
                  Chickens       Hens           Hens       Hens         Ducks
                ---------------------Thousands-----------------------------------
Head                 167,358         714          1,738       2,452        341
Avg Wt                  6.40        3.77           8.34        7.01       7.06
Head sltr comparisons
Last week            168,430         719          1,646       2,365        339
Same wk yr ago       172,753         714          1,217       1,931        575
Avg Wt                  6.44        3.56           7.81        6.24       7.14
To-date/2020*      7,083,744      31,954         70,819     102,773     16,113
To-date/2019*      7,132,374      33,827         69,322     103,149     18,935
% Change YTD             -1%         -6%             2%          0%       -15%

Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week         814,029       1,494          9,929      11,423      1,709
Last week            825,644       1,357          9,178      10,535      1,694
Same wk yr ago       845,522       1,411          6,511       7,922      2,915

To-date/2020*     33,981,872      61,822        401,000     462,822     79,196
To-date/2019*     33,666,237      64,930        390,342     455,272     93,902
% Change YTD              1%         -5%             3%          2%       -16%
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Dressing %             76.0%       55.5%          68.5%                  71.0%

                Live Turkeys Slaughtered Week Ending    24-Oct-2020

                   Young        Young          Young       Old        Total
                    Hens         Toms         Breeders   Breeders    Turkeys
Head                   2,777       2,126             24           3      4,930
Avg Wt                 16.62       43.64          28.63       65.01      28.36
Head sltr comparisons
Last week              2,535       2,056             18          21      4,630
Same wk yr ago         2,312       2,614             13           0      4,939
Avg Wt                 18.00       41.32          28.22        0.00      30.37
To-date/2020*         74,787      96,976            724         545    173,032
To-date/2019*         72,670     101,719            717         575    175,681
% Change YTD              3%         -5%             1%         -5%        -2%
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Ready-to-Cook Weight and Dressing Percentage
Current week          37,154      74,687            533         151    112,525
Last week             34,671      72,493            386         491    108,041
Same wk yr ago        33,501      86,948            284           0    120,733

To-date/2020*      1,002,277   3,416,703         16,127      12,753  4,447,860
To-date/2019*      1,006,181   3,536,822         16,342      13,331  4,572,676
% Change YTD              0%         -3%            -1%         -4%        -3%
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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 167.1
million head.  Estimated U.S. slaughter for this period was 169.4 million
head, or 2.3 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: 29-Oct-20 10:27 AM C MP