REPORT

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TURKEY

BONELESS, SKINLESS TURKEY BREASTS

The Turkey Breast market was down slightly this week as demand will not return until later

in the year. The market should remain flat to slightly down for the near-term.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE BIRD FLU, PLEASE REFER TO

US FOODS ® "YOU NEED TO KNOW" - AVIAN INFLUENZA UPDATES.

WHOLE FROZEN TURKEYS

Whole Turkeys were flat this week and should remain flat to slightly down for the

near term.

CHICKENS

POULTRY

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 2%

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 221 million eggs in incubators during

the week ending February 11, 2017, up 2% from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State

weekly program set 212 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 11,

2017, up 2% from the year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the

week in the United States was 83%. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks

hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 1%

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 179 million chicks for meat

production during the week ending February 11, 2017, up 1% from a year ago. Broiler

growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 172 million chicks for meat production

during the week ending February 11, 2017, up 1% from the year earlier. Cumulative

placements from the week ending January 7, 2017, through February 11, 2017, for the

United States were 1.07 billion. Cumulative placements were up 1% from the same

period a year earlier.

WHOLE CHICKENS AND CUT-UP PARTS

The demand for small birds continues to be strong and looks to continue on this path.

The Georgia Dock is still suspended and will have a new reporting format to review.

The new reporting index was scheduled to begin in February, but we have not heard

anything yet. Expect this market to continue trending sideways.

BONELESS, SKINLESS BREASTS AND

CHICKEN TENDERLOINS

The entire Breast market– fresh and frozen, sized and random– was up strong this

week and looks to continue this way for the near term.

The Tenderloin markets was up again this week and should continue on this path for

the near term.

WING

The Jumbo Wing market was down slightly this week even though demand continues

to be strong. Supply is still tight and will get tighter. Demand will continue to be

strong as we approach March Madness.

The Small Wing market was also down slightly this week. Supply for this size is still

very tight, and we believe this will continue to be the trend through March Madness.

BONELESS, SKINLESS THIGHS

The market was up this week as domestic demand has begun to pick up.

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