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USDA Broiler Hatchery


20 September 2012

USDA Broiler Hatchery - 19 September 2012USDA Broiler Hatchery - 19 September 2012

Broiler-type chick placements were down slightly from the comparable week a year earlier.
Broiler Hatchery

Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 2 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 184 million eggs in incubators during the week ending September 15, 2012. This was up 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 161 million chicks for meat production during the week ending September 15, 2012. Placements were down slightly from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from January 1, 2012 through September 15, 2012 were 6.06 billion, down 3 percent from the same period a year earlier

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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