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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
3 February 2011, at 8:15am

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

Broiler-type eggs set up one per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 204 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 29 January 2011. This was up one per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

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

Broiler-type chicks placed two per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 29 January 2011. Placements were up two per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 2 January 2011 to 29 January 2011 were 672 million, up one per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.