U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on July 1 totaled 30.6 million, up 5 percent from July 1, 2011 numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. Eggs in incubators were up 1 percent from the June 1 total of 30.4 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during June totaled 25.1 million, up 5 percent from June 2011. Poults hatched were down 2 percent from the May 2012 total of 25.5 million poults. The 24.7 million net poults placed during June were up 4 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011, while net placements were down 1 percent from the May 2012 total of 25.1 million, according to the USDA.
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