Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report28 June 2007
US - US - Broiler chicks placed up 4%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 3 Percent
Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 217 million eggs in incubators during the week ending June 23, 2007. This was up 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.
Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.
Broiler Chicks Placed Up 4 Percent
Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 182 million chicks for meat production during the week ending June 23, 2007.
Placements were up 4 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 31, 2006 through June 23, 2007 were 4.41 billion, up slightly from the same period a year earlier.
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