Poultry Market Report

whole chicken wingChicken production for the week ending February 13th declined 1% from the previous week but was up 3.3% from the same week last year.  2016 to date chicken output is tracking 2.1% above the prior year due to a .4% rise in broiler slaughter and a 1.7% gain in broiler weights.  Various chicken producers suggested late last year that bird weight growth would be nominal in 2016 due to product quality challenges.  If the solid weight gains continue, it would likely temper any pending seasonal price appreciation in the chicken breast markets.  Typically, boneless skinless chicken breast prices rise 28% from now until forming their annual top in mid-May.  The wing markets are starting to soften with additional price weakness likely to occur.

Product Description Market Trend Supplies Price vs. Last Year
Whole Birds 2.5-3 lb-GA)             Steady Good Lower
Wings (whole) Decreasing Good Lower
Wings (jumbo, cut) Decreasing Good Higher
Wing Index (ARA) Decreasing Good Higher
Breast, Bone In Decreasing Good Lower
Breast, Boneless Skinless Decreasing Good Lower
Breast Boneless Index (ARA) Decreasing Good Lower
Tenderloin (random) Decreasing Good Lower
Tenderloin (sized) Steady Good Lower
Legs (whole) Decreasing Good Lower
Legs Quarters Decreasing Good Lower
Leg Quarters Index (ARA) Decreasing Good Lower
Thighs, Bone In Increasing Good Lower
Thighs, Boneless Increasing Good Lower


Product Description Market Trend Supplies Price vs. Last Year
Large (dozen)     Decreasing Short Lower
Medium (dozen) Decreasing Short Lower
Whole Eggs-Liquid Decreasing Short Higher
Egg Whites-Liquid Decreasing Short Higher
Egg Yolks-Liquid Increasing Short Higher


Product Description Market Trend Supplies Price vs. Last Year
Whole Turkeys (8-16 lb) Increasing Short Higher
Turkey Breast  Bnls/Sknls Decreasing Short Higher


Market Report provided by:

American Restaurant Association ∙ www.americanrestaurantassociation.com
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