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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
14 January 2010, at 8:46am

US - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that, compared to the same week last year, slightly fewer broiler-type eggs were set, and one per cent fewer chicks were placed.

Broiler-type eggs set in 19 selected states down slightly

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 202 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 9 January 2010. This was down slightly 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 one per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 167 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 9 January 2010. Placements were down one per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.