Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
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DES MOINES, IA               Wed., Feb. 14, 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.  
Demand light to moderate.  Processor offerings of 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 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. Trading heavy for current and 
deferred shipments. No trading reported.

The market on white meat items and white trims is steady.  Demand light to moderate, 
instances good on frozen white meat.  Offerings light to moderate.  The market on 4-8 
lb. breasts is steady while institutional sized breasts are steady at best.  Demand 
and offerings light to moderate.  The market on frozen tom bulk parts is steady to 
barely steady, instances weak.  Demand and offerings light to moderate.  The market 
on thigh meat is steady to firm. Demand mostly moderate.  Offerings range from short 
of needs to light.  The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady.  Demand 
light to moderate.  Offerings light.  Trading slow.


EXPORT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Trading slow to moderate with activity also reported on tom necks.  The market on 
thigh meat and scapula is steady to firm, tom drums and wings steady at best, balance 
of items generally steady.  Demand fair to good on thigh meat, balance light to 
moderate.  Offerings mixed, mostly 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: 14-Feb-18 01:09 C GM