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USDA Broiler Hatchery


02 May 2013

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

According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, the number of broiler eggs set was down slightly and the number of chicks placed was down one per cent.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 198 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 27, 2013. This was down 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 Down 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 165 million chicks for meat production during the week ending April 27, 2013. Placements were down 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2012 through April 27, 2013 for the 19 State total were 2.78 billion, up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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