USDA reports increased weekly egg sets

by Meat&Poultry Staff
Share This:
Search for similar articles by keyword: [Poultry], [Commodities]
WASHINGTON – Commercial hatcheries placed 200 million eggs in incubators for the week ending Nov. 23, up 2 percent from eggs set in the comparable year-ago period, the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 percent.

Chicks placed for meat production during the week ending Nov. 23 increased 2 percent to 155 million, NASS said. Cumulative placements from Dec. 30, 2012, through Nov. 23 climbed 1 percent to 7.69 billion.
Add a Comment
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.








The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.