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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
5 February 2004, at 12:00am

US - Broiler chicks placed up 1%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler chicks placed up 1%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up Slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 205 million eggs in incubators during the week ending January 31, 2004. This was up 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 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending January 31, 2004. Placements were up 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from December 28, 2003 through January 31, 2004 were 835 million, up 2 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 - 4th February 2004

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