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USDA Broiler Hatchery


26 February 2014

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 26 February 2014USDA Broiler Hatchery - 26 February 2014


Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up Slightly

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 208 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 22, 2014, up slightly from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 200 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 22, 2014, up slightly 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 22, 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 22, 2014, down slightly from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 29, 2013 through February 22, 2014 for the United States were 1.36 billion. Cumulative placements were up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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