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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
11 November 2010, at 8:53a.m.

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

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 6 November 2010. This was up five 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 five per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 161 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 6 November 2010. Placements were up five per cent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 to 6 November 2010 were 7.46 billion, up two per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

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