U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on December 1 totaled 27 million, down 6 percent from December 1, 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. Eggs in incubators were down 2 percent from the November 1 total of 27.6 million eggs.

Turkey poults hatched during November in the U.S. totaled 23.7 million, up 4 percent from November 2011. Poults hatched were up 2 percent from the October total of 23.3 million poults, according to the USDA. The 23.1 million net poults placed during November were up 5 percent from the number placed during the same month in 2011. Net placements were up slightly from the October total of 23.1 million.

For more U.S. poultry information and statistics, see www.wattagnet.com/marketdata.html.