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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.

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.

NASDA sets policy priorities for 2024

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has set five policy priorities for 2024. NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says the issues are 2024 Farm Bill, food safety, labor reform, pesticide regulation, and the chemical complex known as PFAS. “It’s a fairly democratic process. ... 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.

Broiler sets, placements remain below a year ago

Broiler egg sets continued their lower than a year ago trend last week. The USDA says 238.801 million broiler type eggs were placed into incubation last week, up on the week, but down 1% on the year as the industry attempts to improve margins... Read More.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau sets policy priorities

Wisconsin Farm Bureau members outlined changes in dairy, energy, and transportation policy during their annual delegate session Monday.  Government Affairs Director Tyler Wenzlaff tells Brownfield delegates still strongly support the dairy revitalization plan adopted last year. “I remember supporting that overwhelmingly, and we... Read More.