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Broiler sets, placements above a year ago

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Broiler sets and placements were up on the year.

The USDA says 243.791 million eggs entered incubation, slightly more than the week before that and 2% above a year ago, with average hatchability holding at 79%, heading for meat production in April.

187.749 million chicks were placed into meat production last week, about a half million less than the week before, but 1% more than last year, which will go to market in May.

Broiler sets, placements above a year ago