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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
1 September 2005, at 12:00am

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

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

Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up Slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 211 million eggs in incubators during the week ending August 27, 2005. 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 Down 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 174 million chicks for meat production during the week ending August 27, 2005. Placements were down 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from January 2, 2005 through August 27, 2005 were 5.98 billion, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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Source: USDA NASS - Broiler Hatchery Report - 31st August 2005

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