U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on June 1 totaled 28.9 million, up 1% from the same time in 2010 and up 4% from May's 27.8 million eggs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Turkey poults hatched during May totaled 24.1 million, down slightly from May 2010 numbers. Poults hatched were up 2% from the April 2011 total of 23.7 million poults. The 23.7 million net poults placed during May were down 2% from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up 1% from the April 2011 total of 23.4 million.