Misc. Poultry: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of US Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Des Moines, IA          Wed. Oct 09, 2019          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of U.S. Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Week ending                  12-Oct-19

                         Current Week                      Previous Week
                              10/12/19 (1)                    10/05/19
 Class                   ---------- Thousand head ---------
Broiler/fryer                  171,360 (2)                     172,654
Light hens                         630                             651
Heavy hens                       1,766                           1,517
Total                          173,756                         174,822


(2)The estimated number of broiler-fryers available for slaughter
the week ending 12-Oct-19 is 170.3 million head compared to
165.9 million head slaughtered the same week last year.  The
estimated U.S. slaughter this week is 171.7 million head or
1.4 million more than estimated available.  For the week of
19-Oct-19 the estimated available is 170.5 million head.

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

Prepared: 09-Oct-19 12:28 PM C CMB