U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on January 1 totaled 28.1 million, up 1% from January 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. Eggs in incubators were down 2% from the December 1, 2011 total of 28.7 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during December 2011 totaled 24.5 million, up 4% from December 2010. Poults hatched were up 8% from the November 2011 total of 22.7 million poults. The 23.5 million net poults placed during December 2011 were up 4% from the number placed during the same month in 2010. Net placements were up 6% from the November 2011 total of 22.1 million.
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