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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Poultry health and well-being highlight topics of discussion
If approved, trade restriction could take effect within next several weeks, report states
Initiative falls in line with Alltech’s plan to feed growing world population
New venture will be known as Southwest Specialty Eggs LLC
Company expects to process about 1 million eggs per day at new plant in Fort Recovery, Ohio
Poultry company sees increases in net sales, EBITDA
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