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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
15 July 2008, at 11:21am

US - Eggs in incubators, poults hatched and net poults placed were all down from a year ago, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Eggs in Incubators on July 1 Down 1 Percent from Last Year

Turkey eggs in incubators on July 1, 2008, in the United States totaled 32.8 million, down 1 percent from July 1, 2007. Eggs in incubators were up 3 percent from the June 1, 2008 total of 31.9 million eggs. Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 2 percent, West North Central down 2 percent, North and South Atlantic down 1 percent, and South Central and West up 1 percent.

Poults Hatched During June Down 2 Percent from Last Year

Turkey poults hatched during June 2008, in the United States totaled 26.2 million, down 2 percent from June 2007. Poults hatched were down 4 percent from May 2008 total of 27.3 million poults. Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 11 percent, West North Central down 2 percent, North and South Atlantic up 7 percent, and South Central and West down 10 percent.

Net Poults Placed During June Down 2 Percent from Last Year

The 25.7 million net poults placed during June 2008 in the United States were down 2 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 5 percent from the May 2008 total of 27.1 million.

Further Reading

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5m Editor