Prices for broilers of all sizes, according to the latest weekly report from the US Department of Agriculture, are rising. Demand from the retail and catering sectors remains weak or moderate at the beginning of the month. Processing rates are normal or reduced with a limited number of plants operating on Saturday shifts. Stock is sufficient. Market activity is assessed as moderate.
For certain products, prices for chicken boneless and skinless breasts have tendence to stabilize, as do prices for wings. Product deliveries are balanced. Supplies of boneless and skinless breasts are assessed as moderate, the supply of dark meat is assessed as excessive. Deliveries of wings are unstable – the smaller sizes are available, the product of the bigger size in the moderate offer.
According to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture, the number of broiler eggs laid in incubators decreased by 2%. The average offspring of hatched chickens in a week was 82.4%.