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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
15 December 2005, at 12:00am

US - Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 2 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report - US - Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 2 Percent, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Up 2 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 214 million eggs in incubators during the week ending December 10, 2005. This was up 2 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 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 174 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 10, 2005. Placements were up 1 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 2, 2005 through December 10, 2005 were 8.52 billion, up 1 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 - 14th December 2005

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