Turkey production increases in May

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Turkey eggs in incubators climbed 8 percent to 30 million in May, according to data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the US Department of Agriculture.

Eggs in incubators increased 6 percent from the April 1, 2012, total of 28.2 million eggs, NASS said.
Turkey poults hatched during April totaled 24.2 million, up 2 percent from April 2011. Poults hatched were down 4 percent from the March 2012 total of 25.2 million poults.

Net poults placed during April 2012 increased 2 percent to 23.8 million, according to NASS. Net placements declined 5 percent from the March 2012 total of 25.1 million.

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