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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
27 May 2010, at 9:03am

US - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that, compared to the same week last year, there were three per cent more broiler-type eggs set and two per cent more chickens placed.

Broiler-type eggs set in 19 selected states up three per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 211 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 22 May 2010. This was up three per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler chicks placed up two per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 171 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 22 May 2010. Placements were up two per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 to 22 May 2010 were 3.37 billion, up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.