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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

30 November 2006

US - Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 3 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 3 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 209 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 25, 2006. This was down 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler Chicks Placed Down 4 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 162 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 25, 2006. Placements were down 4 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 1, 2006 through November 25, 2006 were 8.10 billion, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF Format)

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