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USDA Broiler Hatchery


04 April 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 the number of chicks placed was down one per cent.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 200 million eggs in incubators during the week ending March 30, 2013. This was up 1 p ercent 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 Down 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 164 million chicks for meat production during the week ending March 30, 2013. Placements were down 1 percent from the comparable week a year e arlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2012 through March 30, 2013 for the 19 State total were 2.12 billion, up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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