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News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.
on February 17, 2012

US turkey poults hatched, placed up in January

Turkey eggs up slightly on February 1

U.S. turkey poults hatched during January totaled 24.3 million, up 1 percent from January 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.

Poults hatched were down 2 percent from the December 2011 total of 24.7 million poults. The 23.6 million net poults placed during January were up 5 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011. Net placements were down 1 percent from the December 2011 total of 23.8 million. 

Turkey eggs in incubators on February 1 in the U.S. totaled 28.6 million, up 1 percent from February 1, 2011. Eggs in incubators were up 1 percent from the January 1 total of 28.3 million eggs.

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