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USDA Broiler Hatchery


19 February 2014

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 19 February 2014USDA Broiler Hatchery - 19 February 2014


Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 209 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 15, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 201 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 15, 2014, up 1 percent from the year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down Slightly

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 169 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 15, 2014, down slightly from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 163 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 15, 2014, down slightly from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 29, 2013 through February 15, 2014 for the United States were 1.19 billion. Cumulative placements were up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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