U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on May 1 totaled 30 million, up 8 percent from 2011 numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. Eggs in incubators were up 6 percent from the April 1 total of 28.2 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during April totaled 24.2 million, up 2 percent from April 2011 numbers. Poults hatched were down 4 percent from the March total of 25.2 million poults. The 23.8 million net poults placed during April were up 2 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011, according to the report. Net placements were down 5 percent from the March total of 25.1 million.
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