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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
10 February 2011, at 8:41am

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

Broiler-type eggs set up slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 205 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 5 February 2011. This was up slightly 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 up three per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 5 February 2011. Placements were up three per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 2 January 2011 to 5 February 2011 were 840 million, up one per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.