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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
21 February 2008, at 8:32am

US - Broiler chicks placed up 4%, 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 218 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 16, 2008. 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 Placed Up 4 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-State weekly program placed 178 million chicks for meat production during the week ending February 16, 2008. Placements were up 4 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2007 through February 16, 2008 were 1.24 billion, up 3 percent from the same period a year earlier.

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