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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 January 2011, at 9:13am

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), one per cent more turkey eggs were in incubators on 1 January 2011 than the same date in the previous year and three per cent more poults were hatched in December 2010 than in the same month of 2009.

Eggs in incubators on 1 January up one per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 January 2011, in the United States totalled 27.9 million, up one per cent from 1 January 2010. Eggs in incubators were up two per cent from the December 1, 2010 total of 27.3 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up 11 per cent, West North Central down one per cent, North and South Atlantic up one per cent, and South Central and West unchanged.

Poults hatched during December up three per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during December 2010, in the United States totalled 23.3 million, up three per cent from December 2009. Poults hatched were down two per cent from the November 2010 total of 23.8 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up six per cent, West North Central down four per cent, North and South Atlantic up eight per cent, and South Central and West up 17 per cent.

Net poults placed during December up three per cent from last year

The 22.7 million net poults placed during December 2010 in the United States were up three per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up slightly from the November 2010 total of 22.6 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.