Misc. Poultry: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of US Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Des Moines, IA          Wed. Sep 18, 2019          USDA Market News

MISC. POULTRY: Weekly Estimated Slaughter of U.S. Broiler/Fryers and Fowl (Wed)
Week ending                 21-Sep-19

                        Current Week                     Previous Week
                             09/21/19 (1)                  09/14/19
 Class                   ---------- Thousand head ---------
Broiler/fryer                 171,356 (2)                   170,372
Light hens                        797                           625
Heavy hens                      1,758                         1,789
Total                         173,911                       172,786


(2)The estimated number of broiler-fryers available for slaughter
the week ending 21-Sep-19 is 169.1 million head compared to
164.3 million head slaughtered the same week last year.  The
estimated U.S. slaughter this week is 171.7 million head or
2.6 million more than estimated available.  For the week of
28-Sep-19 the estimated available is 170.0 million head.

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

Prepared: 18-Sep-19 11:03 AM C JG