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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
24 March 2005, at 12:00am

US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 1%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 1%, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 1 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 213 million eggs in incubators during the week ending March 19, 2005. This was up 1 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 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 176 million chicks for meat production during the week ending March 19, 2005. Placements were up 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 2, 2005 through March 19, 2005 were 1.92 billion, up 4 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 - 23rd March 2005

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