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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.

Turkey hatchery numbers fall in February

The USDA says turkey hatchery numbers declined in February. That’s in line with USDA expectations for lower production in 2024 due to slower demand and producers trying to improve prices. There were 25.043 million turkey eggs in incubation at the start of March, down... Read More.

January turkey hatchery numbers down on year

Turkey hatchery numbers fell in January, in-line with USDA expectations because of slow demand and the fallout from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Poults hatched in January 2024 were 21.633 million head, a little bit less than in December and 8% below January 2023, with... 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.