Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
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DES MOINES, IA               Thu., Sep. 13, 2018          USDA Market News
                               
TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance.

DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady with a steady to 
sometimes firm undertone.  Demand light to moderate on frozen for current deliveries 
and fresh for November shipments.  Processor offerings of frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. 
hens and 16-24 lb. toms from 2018 production light to moderate with availability 
varying by size.  Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a 
national basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 77.00-86.00 cents FOB and 
16-24 lb. toms 73.00-85.00 cents FOB for current deliveries.  No trading reported.  

The market on white meats and white trims is steady to firm.  Demand on fresh white 
meats and white trims moderate to good.  Demand on frozen white meat and trims is 
light to good, mostly moderate.  Offerings very light to moderate.  Further processed 
demand moderate to good.  The market on 4-8 lb. breasts is mostly steady.  Demand 
light.  Offerings light to moderate.  The market on institutional sized bone-in 
breasts is steady with a steady to fully steady undertone.  Demand and offerings 
light to moderate.  The market on tom bulk parts is steady to firm.  Demand mostly 
moderate.  Offerings light to moderate.  The market on fresh thigh meat is steady 
while frozen is steady to sometimes weak.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings 
mixed, mostly moderate with frozen the most available.  The mechanically separated 
turkey (MST) market is generally steady.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings mixed, 
mostly moderate.  Trading slow to moderate.  Some working reduced schedules the end 
of the week in response to hurricane Florence's landfall.   


EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

No trading reported.  The market on thigh meat steady with mixed undertones, balance 
steady to sometimes firm.  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: 13-Sep-18 01:17 C GM