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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
16 July 2010, at 8:57a.m.

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

Eggs in incubators on 1 July down one per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 July 2010, in the US totalled 29.7 million, down one per cent from 1 July 2009. Eggs in incubators were up four per cent from the 1 June 2010 total of 28.7 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up seven per cent, West North Central down slightly, North and South Atlantic up three per cent, and South Central and West down 17 per cent.

Poults hatched during June down one per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during June 2010 in the US totalled 24.4 million, down one per cent from June 2009. Poults hatched were up one per cent from the May 2010 total of 24.2 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up 11 per cent, West North Central up two per cent, North and South Atlantic down one per cent, and South Central and West down 25 per cent.

Net poults placed during June down slightly from last year

The 24.1 million net poults placed during June 2010 in the US were down slightly from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up slightly from the May 2010 total of 24.0 million.

Further Reading

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