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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

19 August 2010
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, three per cent more broiler-type eggs were set, and two per cent more chicks were placed.

Broiler-type eggs set up two per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 206 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 14 August 2010. This was up two per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-type chicks placed up three per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 172 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 14 August 2010. Placements were up three per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 to 14 August 2010 were 5.45 billion, up one per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

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