Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
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DES MOINES, IA               Fri., Apr. 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 from 2018 production is steady 
for current deliveries and steady to firm for deferred.  Demand light to moderate.  
Processor offerings of 2018 frozen Grade A 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms light to 
moderate.  Frozen Grade A basted equivalent processor offering prices on a national 
basis from 2018 production for 8-16 lb. hens are 75.00-84.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. 
toms 75.00-84.00 cents FOB for current deliveries.  No 2018 production trading 
reported.  Trading very slow on 2017 production Grade A basted equivalent 16-24 lb. 
toms at 64 cents FOB for current deliveries. 

The market on white meat items is steady to firm with prices trending higher on fresh 
tom breast meat for current deliveries some fresh tom breast meat reported at higher 
levels for June-August shipments.  The market on white trims is steady with a steady 
to firm undertone.  Demand on white meat items is moderate to good with fresh tom 
breast meat the most active.  Demand on white trims moderate to good with some seeing 
increased demand on wing meat with skin.  Offerings light to moderate.  The market on 
4-8 lb. breasts is steady with a sometimes weak undertone.  The institutional sized 
breasts market is steady.  Demand light to instances moderate.  Offerings light to 
moderate.  The market on frozen tom bulk parts is generally steady with necks 
weakest.  Demand light to moderate with fresh tom drums the most active. Offerings 
light to moderate.  The market on thigh meat is mostly steady.  Demand moderate to 
good on fresh thigh meat while frozen is light to moderate. Offerings light to 
moderate.  The mechanically separated turkey market is generally steady.  Demand 
moderate to good.  Offerings light.  Trading slow to moderate.


EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow.  The market is generally 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: 13-Apr-18 01:20 C GM