U.S. turkey eggs in incubators on July 1 totaled 29.1 million, down 3% from the same time in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report. They were up 3%, however, from the June 1 total of 28.2 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during June 2011 totaled 23.8 million, down 2% from June 2010. Poults hatched were down 1% from the May 2011 total of 24.1 million poults. The 23.4 million net poults placed during June 2011 were down 2% from the number placed during the same month in 2010. Net placements were down 2% from the May 2011 total of 23.9 million.