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Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
16 September 2010, at 9:28am

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), there was a small increases in the numbers of turkey eggs in incubators on 1 September and of poults placed during August than the corresponding periods last year.

Eggs in incubators on 1 September up slightly from last year

Turkey eggs in incubators on 1 September 2010, in the United States totalled 26.4 million, up slightly from 1 September 2009. Eggs in incubators were down five per cent from the 1 August 2010 total of 27.9 million eggs.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central down one per cent, West North Central up two per cent, North and South Atlantic up five per cent and South Central and West down 18 per cent.

Poults hatched during August down two per cent from last year

Turkey poults hatched during August 2010 in the United States totalled 22.9 million, down two per cent from August 2009. Poults hatched were down 13 per cent from the July 2010 total of 26.2 million poults.

Regional changes from the previous year were: East North Central up two per cent, West North Central up five per cent, North and South Atlantic down three per cent and South Central and West down 23 per cent.

Net poults placed during August up slightly from last year

The 22.7 million net poults placed during August 2010 in the United States were up slightly from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 13 per cent from the July 2010 total of 26.0 million.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.