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USDA: Broiler Hatchery (Jan 04, 2013)
Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 1 Percent
Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 196 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending December 29, 2012. This was up 1 percent
from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability
for chicks hatched during the week was 85 percent. Average hatchability is
calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks
Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Down 2 Percent
Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 159 million chicks for
meat production during the week ending December 29, 2012. Placements were
down 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier. Cumulative placements
from January 1, 2012 through December 29, 2012 were 8.41 billion, down 2
percent from the same period a year earlier.
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