U.S. turkey poults hatched during September 2011 totaled 23.8 million, up 8% from September 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.

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Poults hatched were down slightly from the August 2011 total of 23.9 million poults. The 23.5 million net poults placed during September 2011 in the U.S. were up 8% from the number placed during the same month in 2010, while net placements were down 2% from the August 2011 total of 23.9 million. Turkey eggs in incubators on October 1, 2011, totaled 27.5 million, up 5% from October 1, 2010. Eggs in incubators were down 2% from the September 1, 2011, total of 28.1 million eggs.