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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
16 October 2009, at 8:42am

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), turkey eggs in incubators went down ten per cent and seven per cent fewer poults were hatched during September than the same month in 2008.

Eggs in incubators on 1 October down 10 per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 October 2009 in the United States totalled 26.0 million, down 10 per cent from 1 October 2008. Eggs in incubators were down two per cent from the 1 September 2009 total of 26.4 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down five per cent, West North Central up two per cent, North and South Atlantic down 24 per cent, and South Central and West down six per cent.

Poults hatched during September down seven per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during September 2009 in the United States totalled 22.0 million, down seven per cent from September 2008. Poults hatched were down five per cent from August 2009 total of 23.3 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down seven per cent, West North Central down one per cent, North and South Atlantic down 19 per cent, and South Central and West up nine per cent.

Net poults placed during September down seven per cent from last year

The 21.0 million net poults placed during September 2009 in the United States were down seven per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down seven per cent from the August 2009 total of 22.7 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.