U.S. turkey poults hatched during August totaled 23.8 million, up 4% from the same time in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Poults hatched were down 4% from the July 2011 total of 24.8 million poults.

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The 23.7 million net poults placed during August were up 3% from the number placed during the same month in 2010, though they were down 5% from the July 2011 total of 24.9 million. Turkey eggs in incubators on Sept. 1 totaled 27.1 million, up 3% from 2010. Eggs in incubators were down 5% from the Aug. 1 total of 28.4 million eggs.