U.S. commercial hatcheries in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 19-state weekly program set 194 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 26, down 6% from the eggs set the corresponding week in 2010.
Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 85%. Broiler growers in the program placed 156 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 26, down 5% from 2010 numbers. Cumulative placements from January 2 through November 26 were 7.76 billion, down 3% from the same period in 2010.
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California operation including pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs receives Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Wildlife Friendly designations
By having eight weeks shaved off deadline, Cargill is able to meet demand for McDonald’s chicken
Research funded through USPOULTRY Foundation shows litter amendments can improve production, broiler health and the environment
Funds will be used to help recruit students interested in poultry-related studies
Eggs now available in more than 4,500 grocery stores across the country
Second largest egg company in the United States enters agreement to purchase land in La Paz County, Arizona, for egg production
Recalled poultry products are suspected of being contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin
Organization hosts tour to promote transparency of poultry industry and to educate public about how broilers are raised
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