Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
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DES MOINES, IA               Fri., Nov. 09, 2018          USDA Market News
                               
TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance.

DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

The market on fresh whole turkeys is steady with a steady to firm undertone.  The 
market on frozen 8-14 lb. hens is steady to firm and 14-16 lb. hens mixed.  The 
market on frozen 16-24lb. toms is mixed ranging from weak to fully steady, mostly 
steady to weak.  Frozen fill-in demand light to moderate centering on hens with some 
buyers re-balancing previously bought inventories.  Processor offerings of frozen 
Grade A 8-16 lb. hens range from short of needs on 10-14 lb. sizes to instances 
moderate on 14-16s.  Frozen 16-24 lb. tom offerings from 2018 production mixed 
ranging from light to moderately heavy with availability varying by seller and size.  
Offerings of 2017 production light.  Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor 
offering prices on a national basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 72.00-
92.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 68.00-89.00 cents FOB for current deliveries.  No 
trading reported.  

The market on fresh tom breast meat is steady to weak, balance of white meats and 
white trims generally steady.  Demand and offerings light to mostly moderate.  The 
market on 4-8 lb. breasts is steady with a steady to weak undertone.  The 
institutional sized bone-in breasts market is steady to sometimes firm.  Demand and 
offerings light to moderate.  The market on frozen tom bulk parts is mostly steady 
with frozen tom drums sometimes firm.   Demand and offerings light to moderate.  The 
market on fresh thigh meat is generally steady while frozen is steady to weak.  
Demand light to moderate.  Thigh meat offerings light to moderate with frozen the 
most available.  The mechanically separated turkey market is steady to weak, mostly 
steady to barely steady.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings mostly moderate.  
Trading slow to moderate.  


EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported.  The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady with a steady to 
firm undertone, balance of items mostly steady.  Demand and offerings light to 
moderate.

Source: USDA Livestock, Poultry, & Grain Market News
        Des Moines, IA     515.284.4460  desm.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain 

Prepared: 9-Nov-18 01:04 C GM