Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

US - Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 2 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up Slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 203 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 14, 2006. This was up slightly from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler Chicks Placed Up Slightly

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 169 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 14, 2006. Placements were up slightly from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 1, 2006 through October 14, 2006 were 7.12 billion, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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