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USDA Broiler Hatchery


14 March 2013

USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up SlightlyUSDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the 19 State Total Up Slightly

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

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 199 million eggs in incubators during the week ending March 9, 2013. This was up slightly 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 9, 2013. Placements were up 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2012 through March 9, 2013 for the 19 State total were 1.63 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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