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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
4 August 2005, at 12:00am

US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 1 percent, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 1 percent, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 1 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 214 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 30, 2005. This was down 1 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 Up Slightly

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 175 million chicks for meat production during the week ending July 30, 2005. Placements were up slightly from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 2, 2005 through July 30, 2005 were 5.28 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 - 3rd August 2005

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