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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
9 September 2010, at 12:22a.m.

US - According to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), compared to the same week last year, four per cent more broiler-type eggs were set, and two per cent more chicks were placed.

Broiler-type eggs set up four per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly programme set 203 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 4 September 2010. This was up 4 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-type chicks placed up two per cent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly programme placed 170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 4 September 2010. Placements were up 2 per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 through 4 September 2010 were 5.96 billion, up 1 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.