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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
7 August 2008, at 8:44am

US - The number of eggs and broiler chicks placed were each down four percent, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 4 Percent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly program set 207 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 2 August 2008. This was down 4 per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 83 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler Chicks Placed Down 4 Percent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly program placed 173 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 2 August 2008. Placements were down 4 per cent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from 30 December 2007 through 2 August 2008 were 5.50 billion - up 1 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

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5m Editor