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on April 25, 2012

US turkey eggs, poults up in March

Numbers on track for increased 2012 production

U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on April 1 totaled 28.2 million, up 2 percent from April 1, 2011, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but down 3 percent from the March 1 total of 29 million eggs.

Turkey poults hatched during March totaled 25.2 million, up 4 percent from March 2011 numbers. Poults hatched were up 9 percent from the February total of 23.2 million poults. The 24.8 million net poults placed during March were up 5 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011 and up 9 percent from the February total of 22.9 million. These numbers show 2012 U.S. turkey production on track to beat 2011 production by 3.2 percent, according to the USDA.

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