Turkey: Daily National Turkey Market-at-a-Glance
DES MOINES, IA               Wed., Apr. 17, 2019          USDA Market News
TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance.


The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady for current shipments, 
steady to firm for deferred.  Demand generally light.  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 79.00-
88.00 cents FOB and 16-24 lb. toms 79.00-88.00 cents FOB for current deliveries.  No 
trading reported.  

The market on tom breast meat is steady with a steady to weak undertone while 
destrapped tenderloins are steady.  The market on scapula is steady to weak with the 
balance of white trims mostly steady.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings of fresh 
tom breast meat at least moderate, frozen uneven ranging from light to moderately 
heavy, white trims are light to mostly moderate with frozen scapula the most 
available.  The market on Grade A 4-8 lb. bone-in breasts is steady to firm, mostly 
steady with deferred shipments strongest.  The market on institutional sized bone-in 
breasts markets is generally steady.  Demand and offerings light to moderate.  The 
tom bulk parts market is steady to firm, mostly steady.  Demand and offerings ranging 
light to moderate.  The market on fresh thigh meat is steady and frozen steady to 
firm.  The mechanically separated turkey (MST) market is steady with some expressing 
a stronger undertone.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings light to moderate with 
some finding fresh MST for edible more available than fresh for pet food.  Trading 


Trading slow.  The market on frozen thigh meat is steady to firm, tom bulk parts at 
least steady, balance steady.  Demand light to moderate.  Offerings mixed, mostly 

Source: USDA Livestock, Poultry, & Grain Market News
        Des Moines, IA     515.284.4460 desm.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

Prepared: 17-Apr-19 01:52 C GM