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Broiler sets, placements up on year


The USDA’s weekly broiler hatchery numbers are pointing to slightly higher supplies in the coming weeks.

Sets of broiler type eggs into incubators were 240.437 million eggs, a little bit above last week and up 1% from last year, with the average hatchability rate holding just below 80%.

Placements of broiler type chicks into meat production were 185.992 million head, less than a million under the previous week, but 1% above a year ago.

Broiler sets, placements up on year