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Fewer Egg-, Broiler-Type Eggs Hatched

27 September 2012, at 1:26am

US - Declines are continuing in the numbers of eggs hatched for the egg and broiler flocks, down six and one per cent, respectively from the year previously.

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2012 totalled 41.4 million, down slightly from August 2011, according to the USDA 'Chickens and Eggs' report for September 2012. Eggs in incubators totalled 36.8 million on 1 September 2012, six per cent fewer than a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 234,000 during August 2012, down 26 per cent from August 2011.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2012 totalled 758 million, down slightly from August 2011. Eggs in incubators totalled 596 million on 1 September 2012, one per cent down from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.05 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2012, which is three per cent less that in August 2011.

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