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USDA Broiler Hatchery


23 April 2014

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 23 April 2014USDA Broiler Hatchery - 23 April 2014


Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 2 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 213 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 19, 2014, up 2 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 205 million eggs in incubators during the week ending April 19, 2014, up 2 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 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending April 19, 2014, down 1 percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 164 million chicks for meat production during the week ending April 19, 2014, down 1 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 29, 2013 through April 19, 2014 for the United States were 2.72 billion. Cumulative placements were down slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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