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Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report

by 5m Editor
10 November 2011, at 9:39am

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

Broiler-type eggs set down six per cent

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly programme set 187 million eggs in incubators during the week ending 5 November 2011. This was down six per cent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 85 per cent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-type chicks placed down eight per cent

Broiler growers in the 19-state weekly programme placed 149 million chicks for meat production during the week ending 5 November 2011. Placements were down eight per cent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements from 2 January 2011 to 5 November 2011 were 7.30 billion, down two per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Beginning with this publication, Missouri will be published separately.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.