Eggs set in US broiler hatcheries climb 5 percent

Commercial broiler hatcheries in the United States set 201 million eggs during the week ending August 17, a 5 percent increase from the corresponding week in 2012. The number of broiler eggs, however, dropped from the previous week, when 202 million broiler eggs were set, according to the USDA Broiler Hatchery report, released on August 21.

Commercial broiler hatcheries in the United States set 201 million eggs during the week ending August 17, a 5 percent increase from the corresponding week in 2012. The number of broiler eggs, however, dropped from the previous week, when 202 million broiler eggs were set, according to the USDA Broiler Hatchery report, released on August 21.

The report also revealed that broiler growers placed 166 million chicks for meat production during the week, a 2 percent jump from the same week in 2012, but the same number of chicks placed during the week ending August 10. 

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