WASHINGTON – On April 1, turkey eggs in incubators in the United States totaled 27.4 million, down 3 percent from April 1, 2012, according to by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.
During March, turkey poults hatched in the US totaled 21.7 million, down 14 percent from March 2012. Poults hatched were down 2 percent from the February 2013 total of 22.2 million poults.
The 21.1 million net poults placed during March 2013 in the US slipped 16 percent from the number placed during the same month one year earlier. Net placements were down 2 percent from the February 2013 total of 21.6 million.