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16 May 2012

USDA Turkey Hatchery: Eggs in Incubators on May 1 Up 8 PercentUSDA Turkey Hatchery: Eggs in Incubators on May 1 Up 8 Percent

Eggs in incubators, poults hatched and net poults placed in March, were all up from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Turkey eggs in incubators on May 1, 2012, in the United States totaled 30.0 million, up 8 percent from May 1, 2011. Eggs in incubators were up 6 percent from the April 1, 2012 total of 28.2 million eggs.

Poults Hatched During April Up 2 Percent from Last Year

Turkey poults hatched during April 2012, in the United States totaled 24.2 million, up 2 percent from April 2011. Poults hatched were down 4 percent from the March 2012 total of 25.2 million poults.

Net Poults Placed During April Up 2 Percent from Last Year

The 23.8 million net poults placed during April 2012 in the United States were up 2 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 5 percent from the March 2012 total of 25.1 million.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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