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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
16 March 2010, at 10:02am

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

Eggs in incubators on 1 March down four per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 March 2010, in the United States totalled 26.9 million, down four per cent from 1 March 2009. Eggs in incubators were up one per cent from the 1 February 2010 total of 26.8 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down slightly, West North Central up one per cent, North and South Atlantic down seven per cent, and South Central and West down 22 per cent.

Poults hatched during February down seven per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during February 2010 in the United States totalled 21.3 million, down seven per cent from February 2009. Poults hatched were down five per cent from the January 2010 total of 22.5 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down 11 per cent, West North Central up two per cent, North and South Atlantic down 10 per cent, and South Central and West down 26 per cent.

Net poults placed during February down six per cent from last year

The 20.7 million net poults placed during February 2010 in the United States were down six per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down five per cent from the January 2010 total of 21.8 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.