Turkey production dips on June 1

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Eggs in incubators were down 4 percent from last year.
WASHINGTON – Turkey eggs in incubators on June 1 declined 4 percent compared with a year ago and were down slightly from the May 1 total of 28.8 million eggs, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture said in its Turkey Hatchery report.

Poults hatched in May 2017 totaled 24.1 million, up 1 percent from May 2016, and up 4 percent from the April 2017 total of 23.2 million poults, NASS reported.

Net turkey poults placed during may eased 2 percent compared to the same month in 2016. Net placements climbed 4 percent from the April total of 22.1 million.

States reporting turkey hatcheries are: Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho,  Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina,  New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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