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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
21 December 2006, at 10:38am

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

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

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-State weekly program set 211 million eggs in incubators during the week ending December 16, 2006. This was down 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 Placed Down 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 172 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 16, 2006. Placements were down 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from January 1, 2006 through December 16, 2006 were 8.61 billion, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.

To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF Format)

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