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USDA Broiler Hatchery


29 October 2014

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 29 October 2014USDA Broiler Hatchery - 29 October 2014


Broiler Hatchery

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

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 206 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 2 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 199 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 25, 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 Up 4 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 165 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 4 percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 160 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 4 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 29, 2013 through October 25, 2014 for the United States were 7.39 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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