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Rise continues for broiler sets, placements

Broiler sets and placements continue to climb above year ago levels, implying higher meat production. The USDA says 245.39 million broiler-type eggs were in incubation at the end of last week, slightly lower than the week before, but up 2% from this time last... 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.

Pork industry sets 2024 policy

Pork producers have set their policy plans for 2024.  For the National Pork Board (NPB) growing pork demand is the top priority.  Al Wulfkuehle, NPB vice president and Iowa producer tells Brownfield… “It’s all about doing the priorities of what our producers want.”  He says,... 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.

2024 Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale sets new record

The 2024 Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale has resulted in the highest average price in the sale’s 56-year history. Travis Meteer, sale manager, says 43 bulls averaged nearly 5-thousand dollars in last week’s sale… “We had phenomenal weather.” He says, “We had a great... 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.

NCBA sets priorities for upcoming year

The membership of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association set their policy priorities for the coming year.  NCBA’s newly installed president, Mark Eisele of Wyoming says addressing the estate tax issued will be front and center. “We’d like to keep those levels where they are... Read More.