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USDA Broiler Hatchery


15 April 2015

USDA Hatchery Production 2014 - April 2015USDA Hatchery Production 2014 - April 2015


Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-type, Egg-type, and Turkey Hatch Up

Broiler-type chicks hatched during 2014 totaled 9.16 billion, up 1 percent from 2013.

Leading United States breeders had intended placements of 84.0 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during 2014, up 3 percent from 2013.

Placements of broiler chicks for meat production totaled 8.96 billion during the 52 week period ending December 27, 2014, up 1 percent from the 52 week period ending December 28, 2013.

Egg-type chicks hatched during 2014 totaled 518 million, up 1 percent from 2013.

Leading United States breeders had intended placements of 3.07 million egg-type pullet chicks for future domestic
hatchery supply flocks during 2014, up 7 percent from 2013.

Turkey poults hatched during 2014 were up 4 percent from 2013, with 279 million hatched. Net poult placements totaled 267 million for 2014, up 3 percent from 2013.

The capacity of chicken hatcheries on January 1, 2015, was 902 million eggs, up slightly from January 1, 2014.

The capacity of turkey hatcheries was 41.8 million eggs on January 1, 2015, up 3 percent from January 1, 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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