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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
9 October 2003, at 12:00am

US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down Slightly, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down Slightly, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down Slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 193 million eggs in incubators during the week ending October 4, 2003. This was down slightly 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 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 159 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 4, 2003. Placements were up 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from December 29, 2002 through October 4, 2003 were 6.71 billion, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF Format)

Source: USDA NASS - Broiler Hatchery Report - 8th October 2003

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