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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
11 September 2008, at 7:40am

US - The number of eggs placed and broiler chicks placed was down 3 percent each, reports the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Broiler-Type Eggs Set In 19 Selected States Down 3 Per Cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly program set 202 million eggs in incubators during the week ending September 6, 2008. This was down 3 per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler Chicks Placed Down 3 Per Cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly program placed 170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending September 6, 2008. Placements were down 3 per cent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from December 30, 2007 through September 6, 2008 were 6.36 billion, up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

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5m Editor