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Another week of gains for broiler hatchery data

2024 U.S. broiler numbers continue to run ahead of the 2023 pace. The USDA says 245.348 million eggs were in incubation last week, up slightly on both the week and the year, with average hatchability holding steady at 79.1%. 190.364 million chicks were placed into... Read More.

Broiler sets, placements move a little higher

Broiler sets and placements were up on both the week and the year. The USDA says 244.895 million broiler-type eggs were set into incubators, slightly higher than the previous week and 1% above a year ago, with the average hatchability holding around 79%. Once hatched,... Read More.

Broiler sets, placements above a year ago

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... Read More.

Broiler sets down on week, up on year

Broiler sets and placements were mixed last week. The USDA says 242.684 million eggs went into incubation, slightly fewer than the previous week, but 1% above a year ago, with the average hatchability rate of 79.3%. Those birds will head to meat production late... Read More.

Another mixed week for broiler chicken numbers

U.S. broiler numbers were mixed last week. The USDA says 242.91 million eggs went into incubation, slightly lower than the previous week, but a little bit above a year ago, heading into meat production later this month. Average hatchability was 79.1%. 186.593 million chicks were moved... Read More.

Broiler sets, placements climb higher

Broilers sets and placements both rose last week. The USDA says 244.604 million eggs entered incubators, up nearly a million on the week and 2% on the year, with most of those bound for meat production in early spring. The average hatchability held steady... Read More.

Broiler sets, placements under week, year ago

Broiler sets and placements were lower last week, implying a tighter supply of chicken this spring. The USDA says 241.541 million broiler type eggs were placed into incubators, slightly less than both the previous week and last year, with average hatchability declining to 79.3%. 185.477... Read More.

Broiler hatchery numbers diverge

Broiler hatchery numbers were mixed for the second week in a row. The USDA says 239.583 million eggs were placed into incubators last week, slightly below both the previous week and a year ago, implying a tighter supply of chicks for meat production later... Read More.

Broiler sets up, placements down

Broiler hatchery numbers were narrowly mixed last week. The USDA says sets of 240.59 million broiler type eggs into incubators were up slightly on both the week and the year, implying a slight increase in broiler supplies in late February. The average hatchability declined... Read More.

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... Read More.

Broiler sets, placements follow slower trend

Broilers sets and placements started the year pointing towards tighter chicken supplies. The USDA says 237.144 million broiler type eggs were set into incubators last week, below the previous week and down 1% on the year, as the industry continues to react to expectations... Read More.

Broiler sets up on year, placements down

Broiler hatchery numbers were mixed last week. The USDA says 240.001 million broiler type eggs were placed into incubators, slightly less than the previous week, but up 1% on the year, implying a larger supply of chicks later this month. The average hatchability declined, falling... Read More.