U.S. turkey poults hatched during May totaled 25.5 million, up 6 percent from May 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.
Poults hatched were also up 5 percent from the April total of 24.3 million poults. The 25.1 million net poults placed during May were up 5 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011, according to the USDA. Net placements were up 2 percent from the April total of 24.7 million. Turkey eggs in incubators on June 1 totaled 28.5 million, up 1 percent from June 1, 2011. Eggs in incubators were down 4 percent, however, from the May 1 total of 29.6 million eggs.
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