Poultry Market Report – April 2016

Poultry GraphChicken output for the week ending March 19th declined .4% from the previous week and was just .6% more than the same week last year. 2016 to date chicken slaughter is tracking 1.6% above the prior year. After adjusted for the leap year, the February broiler type chick hatch was 1.6% bigger than 2015. This and modest weight gains signals year over year chicken production expansion near 3% during the spring. The chicken breast markets are on the rise and further increases should be forthcoming. Still, solid chicken output expansion could temper any further chicken breast price increases. The table egg flock continues to recover. The March 1st table egg layer flock rose to its highest level since April but was 3% smaller than last year.

Product Description

Market Trend

Supplies

Price vs. Last Year

Whole Birds 2.5-3 lb-GA)

Steady

Good

Same

Wings (whole)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Wings (jumbo, cut)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Wing Index (ARA)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Breast, Bone In

Increasing

Good

Lower

Breast, Boneless Skinless

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Breast Boneless Index (ARA)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Tenderloin (random)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Tenderloin (sized)

Increasing

Good

Lower

 

 

Product Description

Market Trend

Supplies

Price vs. Last Year

Large (dozen)

Steady

Short

Lower

Medium (dozen)

Decreasing

Short

Lower

Whole Eggs-Liquid

Steady

Short

Lower

Egg Whites-Liquid

Steady

Short

Higher

Egg Yolks-Liquid

Steady

Short

Higher

 

 

Product Description

Market Trend

Supplies

Price vs. Last Year

Whole Turkeys (8-16 lb)

Steady

Short

Higher

Turkey Breast Bnls/Sknls

Increasing

Short

Higher

 

 

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