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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
25 November 2010, at 12:20am

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

Broiler-type eggs set up two per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly programme set 205 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 20 November 2010. This was up 2 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 nine per cent

Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly programme placed 164 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 20 November 2010. Placements were up 9 per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 3 January 2010 through 20 November 2010 were 7.79 billion, up 2 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.