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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 February 2009, at 7:48am

US - Turkey eggs in incubators down ten per cent, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and eight per cent fewer poults were hatched in January 2009 than a year earlier.

Eggs in Incubators on February 1 Down 10 Per Cent from Last Year

Turkey eggs in incubators on February 1, 2009, in the United States totaled 28.4 million, down 10 per cent from February 1, 2008. Eggs in incubators were down 4 per cent from the January 1, 2009 total of 29.7 million eggs. Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 11 per cent, West North Central down 8 per cent, North and South Atlantic down 5 per cent, and South Central and West down 28 per cent.

Poults Hatched During January Down 8 Per Cent from Last Year

Turkey poults hatched during January 2009, in the United States totaled 24.9 million, down 8 per cent from January 2008. Poults hatched were up 3 per cent from December 2008 total of 24.3 million poults. Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 3 per cent, West North Central down 5 per cent, North and South Atlantic down 9 per cent, and South Central and West down 16 per cent.

Net Poults Placed During January Down 7 Per Cent from Last Year

The 24.2 million net poults placed during January 2009 in the United States were down 7 per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up 4 per cent from the December 2008 total of 23.2 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.