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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
13 May 2004, at 12:00am

US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 3 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 3 Percent, 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 213 million eggs in incubators during the week ending May 8, 2004.

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 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 175 million chicks for meat production during the week ending May 8, 2004.

Placements were up 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 28, 2003 through May 8, 2004 were 3.23 billion, 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 - 12th May 2004

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