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USDA Broiler Hatchery


04 January 2013

USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 1 PercentUSDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set 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 were set, and two per cent fewer chicks were placed.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 196 million eggs in incubators during the week ending December 29, 2012. This was up 1 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 2 Percent

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Down 2 Percent Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 159 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 29, 2012. Placements were down 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from January 1, 2012 through December 29, 2012 were 8.41 billion, down 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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