USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on November 18 purchased bulk chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2012. Deliveries will be made from December 16 to December 31.

The complete purchase report for the consumer pack whole chicken can be found on

Product Pounds Award Prices Total Dollars
Chicken Large Chilled-Bulk 5,616,000 $0.7414 – $0.7498 $4,196,966
Chicken Legs Chilled-Bulk 792,000 $0.6575-$0.6575 $520,740
Chicken Small Chilled-Bulk 756,000 $0.7548-$0.7548 $570,629
TOTAL 7,164,000 $5,288,335