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Weekly Poultry Commentary

Whole broiler/fryer prices are steady to about steady in the East, steady to instances firm in the West and steady in the Midwest. Final majority prices are unchanged in all areas when compared to last week prices. Offerings are light to moderate for current trade needs. Retail and food service demand is light to moderate following the weekend. Floor stocks are light to moderate. Market activity is moderate. In the parts structure, movement is light to moderate for early week business. Prices are trending steady to firm for wings, steady to weak for breast items and steady for dark meat cuts. Supplies of wings are light to moderate, breast items are moderate to heavy and dark meat cuts are mostly moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate. In production areas, live supplies are moderate; weights are mixed but noted as desirable.
The Chicken Report for October 21, 2011

Note: The pricing below is USDA commodity and/or wholesale pricing. It should be used as a guide to monitor market conditions and is not in any way comparable to distributor invoice pricing.

Origin Price Price (Week Prior) Price (Year Prior)
Thighs, Boneless Skinless Southern States 1.16 1.34 0.85
Breast, Boneless Skinless Southern States 1.15 1.24 1.30
Breast, Line Run Southern States 0.73 0.75 0.84
Front Halves Southern States 0.60 0.59 0.81
Leg Quarters (4/10) Southern States 0.51 0.53 0.39
Leg Quarters (Bulk) Southern States 0.46 0.53 0.36
Tenderloins Southern States 1.21 1.25 1.34
Tenderloins n/a 2.15 1.25 1.34
Wings (Cut) Southern States 1.16 1.16 1.43
Wings (Whole) Southern States 1.04 1.19 1.25


The Turkey Report for October 21, 2011

Note: The pricing below is USDA commodity and/or wholesale pricing. It should be used as a guide to monitor market conditions and is not in any way comparable to distributor invoice pricing.

Origin Price Price (Week Prior) Price (Year Prior)
Breast Trim Meat n/a 1.64 1.69 2.01
Breasts, 4-8 Lbs Grade A n/a 1.33 1.33 1.30
Breasts, 4-8 Lbs Grade A--Fresh n/a 1.65 1.63 1.61
Breasts, B/S, Tom n/a 2.60 2.56 2.60
Breasts, B/S, Tom--Fresh n/a 2.67 2.67 2.71
Destrapped Tenders n/a 2.21 2.20 2.51
Destrapped Tenders--Fresh n/a 1.92 2.39 2.52
Drumsticks, Hen n/a 0.85 0.85 0.72
Drumsticks, Tom n/a 0.93 0.89 0.76
Drumsticks, Tom--Fresh n/a 0.88 0.86 0.73
Mechanically Separated n/a 0.29 0.34 0.28
Mechanically Separated--Fresh n/a 0.32 0.36 0.26
Necks, Hen n/a 0.40 0.39 0.45
Necks, Tom n/a 0.51 0.45 0.49
Scapula Meat n/a 1.90 1.91 1.92
Thigh Meat--Fresh n/a 1.40 1.35 1.31
Wing Meat With Skin n/a 1.60 1.60 1.55
Wings, Full-Cut, Hen n/a 0.85 0.80 0.82
Wings, Full-Cut, Tom n/a 0.94 0.87 0.88
Wings, V-Type, Hen n/a 1.22 1.21 1.22
Wings, V-Type, Tom n/a 1.16 1.10 0.91











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