Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, slightly more eggs were set and one per cent more chicks were placed.
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Broiler-type eggs set up slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 204 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 25 December 2010. This was up slightly from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-type chicks placed up one per cent

Broiler growers in the 19 -state weekly programme placed 168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 25 December 2010. Placements were up one per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 through 25 December 2010 were 8.63 billion, up two per cent from the same period a year earlier.

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