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USDA Broiler Hatchery


14 February 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 were set, while slightly more chicks were placed.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 197 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 9, 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 Slightly

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 162 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 9, 2013. Placements were up slightly from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2012 through February 9, 2013 for the 19 State total were 977 million, up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Special Note: Beginning with this publication, the Broiler Hatchery report is being expanded to include estimates for Other States and the United States. Please contact the Livestock Branch at (202) 720-3570 or email at hq_sd_lb@nass.usda.gov with any questions or concerns.

February 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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