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USDA Broiler Hatchery


21 March 2013

USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler - Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up 1 PercentUSDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler - Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up 1 Percent

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

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 200 million eggs in incubators during the week ending March 16, 2013. This was up 1 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-Type Chicks Placed in the 19 State Total Up 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 165 million chicks for meat production during the week ending March 16, 2013. Placements were up 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2012 through March 16, 2013 for the 19 State total were 1.80 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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