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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 November 2009, at 8:20am

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

Eggs in incubators on 1 November down six per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 November 2009 in the United States totalled 25.8 million, down six per cent from 1 November 2008. Eggs in incubators were down two per cent from the 1 October 2009 total of 26.4 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down nine per cent, West North Central up three per cent, North and South Atlantic down 18 per cent, and South Central and West up nine per cent.

Poults hatched during October down five per cent from last year

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

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down nine per cent, West North Central up three per cent, North and South Atlantic down 12 per cent, and South Central and West down 11 per cent.

Net poults placed during October down five per cent from last year

The 21.1 million net poults placed during October 2009 in the United States were down five per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up one per cent from the September 2009 total of 20.8 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.