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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 February 2010, at 9:42a.m.

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), there were nine per cent fewer turkey eggs in incubators on 1 February than on the same date last year, and poult placements were down 12 per cent in January this year compared to the same month of 2009.

Eggs in incubators on 1 February down nine per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 February 2010 in the US totalled 25.9 million, down nine per cent from 1 February 2009. Eggs in incubators were down six per cent from the 1 January 2010 total of 27.5 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 12 per cent, West North Central down two per cent, North and South Atlantic down 12 per cent, and South Central and West down 22 per cent.

Poults hatched during January down 11 per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during January 2010 in the United States totalled 22.2 million, down 11 per cent from January 2009. Poults hatched were down two per cent from the December 2009 total of 22.6 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 15 per cent, West North Central down two per cent, North and South Atlantic down 17 per cent, and South Central and West down 19 per cent.

Net poults placed during January down 12 per cent from last year

The 21.3 million net poults placed during January 2010 in the United States were down 12 per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down three per cent from the December 2009 total of 22.0 million.

Further Reading

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