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USDA Broiler Hatchery


27 May 2012

USDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Down 2 PercentUSDA Broiler Hatchery: Broiler-Type Eggs Set Down 2 Percent

According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, two per cent fewer broiler-type eggs were set and chicks were placed down slightly.
Broiler Hatchery

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 195 million eggs in incubators during the week ending June 23, 2012. This was down 2 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 85 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Down Slightly

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending June 23, 2012. Placements were down slightly from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from January 1, 2012 through June 23, 2012 were 4.11 billion, down 4 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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