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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
15 April 2004, at 12:00am

US - Turkey eggs in incubators down 5 percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report - US - Turkey eggs in incubators down 5 percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Eggs in Incubators on April 1 Down 5 Percent

Turkey eggs in incubators on April 1, 2004, in the United States totaled 30.3 million, down 5 percent from April 1 a year ago. Eggs in incubators were 4 percent above the March 2004 total of 29.1 million.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central, down 2 percent; West North Central, down 7 percent; North and South Atlantic, up 1 percent; South Central, down 10 percent; and West, down 18 percent.

Poults Placed During March Down 4 Percent From Last Year

The 23.9 million poults placed during March 2004 in the United States were down 4 percent from the number placed during the same month a year ago. Placements were up 4 percent from the February 2004 total of 22.9 million.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central, down 2 percent; West North Central, down 5 percent; North and South Atlantic, down slightly; South Central, down 8 percent; and West, down 14 percent.

Source: USDA NASS - Turkey Hatchery Report - 14th April 2004

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