USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on December 14 purchased 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 January 16 to February 15, 2012.

The complete purchase reports can be found on

Product Pounds Award Prices Total Dollars
Chicken Large Chilled 2,340,000 $0.7329-$0.7469 $1,728,594
Chicken Oven Roasted 1,728,000 $2.3140-$2.4524 $4,098,420
Chicken Small Chilled 720,000 $0.8114-$0.8114 $584,208
Chicken Cut-up, 640,000 $0.9148-$0.9861 $598,308
Chicken Legs Chilled
612,000 $0.7414-$0.7414 $453,737
TOTAL 6,040,000 $7,463,267

In addition, USDA reported that a total of 40,000 pounds of cut-up chicken were not purchased because of a technical error; 160,000 pounds of chicken leg quarters were not purchased because no bids were received; and 648,000 pounds of bulk chicken legs and 1,656,000 pounds of oven roasted chicken were not purchased due to vendors meeting their maximum constraints.