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USDA Broiler Hatchery


06 December 2012

USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 2 PercentUSDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 2 Percent

According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, 2 per cent more broiler-type eggs were set, and one per cent lesser chicks were placed.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 198 million eggs in incubators during the week ending December 1, 2012. This was up 2 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 85 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Down 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 160 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 1, 2012. Placements were down 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from January 1, 2012 through December 1, 2012 were 7.76 billion, down 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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