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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 June 2010, at 10:47a.m.

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), there was one per cent fewer turkey eggs in incubators on 1 June than on the same date last year, and five per cent more poults were placed during May 2010 compared to a year ago.

Eggs in incubators on 1 June down three per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 June 2010 in the United States totaled 28.2 million, down 3 per cent from 1 June 2009. Eggs in incubators were down 2 per cent from 1 May 2010 total of 28.7 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up 8 per cent, West North Central up slightly, North and South Atlantic down 4 per cent, and South Central and West down 26 per cent.

Poults hatched during May up four per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during May 2010, in the United States totaled 24.2 million, up 4 per cent from May 2009. Poults hatched were down 2 per cent from the April 2010 total of 24.8 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up 7 per cent, West North Central up 14 per cent, North and South Atlantic down 3 per cent, and South Central and West down 16 per cent.

Net poults placed during May up five per cent from last year

The 24.0 million net poults placed during May 2010 in the United States were up 5 per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 2 per cent from the April 2010 total of 24.5 million.


US turkey net poult placements

Further Reading

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