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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 May 2010, at 10:51am

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), there were slightly fewer turkey eggs in incubators on 1 May than on the same date last year, and two per cent more poults were placed during April 2010 than in the same month of 2009.

Eggs in incubators on May 1 down slightly from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 May 2010, in the United States totalled 28.7 million, down slightly from 1 May 2009. Eggs in incubators were down slightly from the 1 April 2010 total of 28.8 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down slightly, West North Central up 12 per cent, North and South Atlantic down six per cent, and South Central and West down 20 per cent.

Poults hatched during April down slightly from last year

Turkey poults hatched during April 2010, in the United States totalled 24.6 million, down slightly from April 2009. Poults hatched were up five per cent from the March 2010 total of 23.4 million poults.

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

Net poults placed during April up two per cent from last year

The 24.4 million net poults placed during April 2010 in the United States were up two per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up six per cent from the March 2010 total of 23.0 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.