Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

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

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 215 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 17, 2007. This was down 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 Down 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 172 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 17, 2007. Placements were down 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 31, 2006 through February 17, 2007 were 1.20 billion, down 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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