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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
17 August 2010, at 9:38am

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

Eggs in incubators on 1 August down two 2 per cent from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 August 2010, in the United States totalled 27.9 million, down two per cent from 1 August 2009. Eggs in incubators were down six per cent from the 1 July 2010 total of 29.9 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down one per cent, West North Central up five per cent, North and South Atlantic down four per cent, and South Central and West down 20 per cent.

Poults hatched during July up one per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during July 2010 in the US totalled 26.1 million, up one per cent from July 2009. Poults hatched were up seven per cent from the June 2010 total of 24.3 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up 13 per cent, West North Central up two per cent, North and South Atlantic up two per cent, and South Central and West down 17 per cent.

Net poults placed during July up three per cent from last year

The 25.7 million net poults placed during July 2010 in the United States were up three per cent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up seven per cent from the June 2010 total of 23.9 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.