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USDA Broiler Hatchery


03 March 2016

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Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up Slightly

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 217 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 27, 2016, up slightly from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 209 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 27, 2016, up 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 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 176 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 27, 2016, up 1 percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 169 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 27, 2016, up slightly from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 9, 2016 through February 27, 2016 for the United States were 1.41 billion. Cumulative placements were up 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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