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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
7 April 2011, at 12:42am

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

Broiler-type eggs set up two per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 208 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 2 April 2011. This was up two per cent 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 two per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 173 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 2 April 2011. Placements were up two per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 2 January 2011 to 2 April 2011 were 2.20 billion, up one per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.