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USDA Broiler Hatchery


05 December 2016

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Broiler Hatchery

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

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 219 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 26, 2016, up 1 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 210 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 26, 2016, up 1 percent 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 3 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 174 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 26, 2016, up 3 percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 167 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 26, 2016, up 3 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 9, 2016 through November 26, 2016 for the United States were 8.31 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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