Misc. Poultry: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of US Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Des Moines, IA          Wed. May 16, 2018          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of U.S. Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Week ending                  19-May-18

                         Current Week                      Previous Week
                              05/19/18 (1)                    05/12/18
 Class                   ---------- Thousand head ---------
Broiler/fryer                  166,269 (2)                     165,685
Light hens                       1,100                           1,106
Heavy hens                       1,582                           1,529
Total                          168,951                         168,320


(2)The estimated number of broiler-fryers available for slaughter
the week ending 19-May-18 is 163.5 million head compared to
166.6 million head slaughtered the same week last year.  The
estimated U.S. slaughter this week is 166.6 million head or
3.1 million more than estimated available.  For the week of
26-May-18 the estimated available is 163.7 million head.

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

Prepared: 16-May-18 10:33 AM C BK