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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
14 October 2010, at 12:55a.m.

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

Broiler-type eggs set up five per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly programme set 200 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 9 October 2010. This was up 5 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 four per cent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly programme placed 162 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 9 October 2010. Placements were up 4 per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 through 9 October 2010 were 6.80 billion, up 1 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.