Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
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DES MOINES, IA               Thu., Nov. 08, 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, while 14-16 lb. hens are mixed 
ranging from weak to fully steady.  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 10-14 lb. hens.  Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 
8-16 lb. hens range from short of needs on 10-14 lb. hens to instances moderate on 
14-16s.  Frozen 16-24 lb. tom offerings from 2018 production mixed ranging from light 
to moderately heavy.  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 with a steady to weak undertone, 
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 
instances 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 steady to firm, mostly steady.   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.  


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: 8-Nov-18 01:48 C GM