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USDA Broiler Hatchery


13 January 2016

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 13 January 2016USDA Broiler Hatchery - 13 January 2016


Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 1 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 212 million eggs in incubators during the week ending January 2, 2016, down 1 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 205 million eggs in incubators during the week ending January 2, 2016, down slightly from the year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 84 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 Slightly

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 177 million chicks for meat production during the week ending January 2, 2016, up slightly from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending January 2, 2016, down slightly from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 10, 2015 through January 2, 2016 for the United States were 9.10 billion. Cumulative placements were up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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