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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
25 September 2003, at 12:00am

US - Broiler chicks placed up slightly, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler chicks placed up slightly, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 3 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 195 million eggs in incubators during the week ending September 20, 2003. This was up 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler Chicks Placed Up Slightly

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 166 million chicks for meat production during the week ending September 20, 2003. Placements were up slightly from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 29, 2002 through September 20, 2003 were 6.39 billion, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Source: USDA NASS - Broiler Hatchery Report - 24th September 2003

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