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USDA Turkey Hatchery and Raised


20 March 2012

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Eggs in incubators were down slightly on 1 March in comparison to the same time last year.
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Turkey eggs in incubators on March 1, 2012, in the United States totaled 28.3 million, down slightly from March 1, 2011. Eggs in incubators were up 1 percent from the February 1, 2012 total of 28.0 million eggs.

Poults Hatched During February Down 1 Percent from Last Year

Turkey poults hatched during February 2012, in the United States totaled 22.9 million, down 1 percent from February 2011. Poults hatched were down 6 percent from the January 2012 total of 24.5 million poults.

Net Poults Placed During February Up 1 Percent from Last Year

The 22.3 million net poults placed during February 2012 in the United States were up 1 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 6 percent from the January 2012 total of 23.6 million.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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