Fewer broiler eggs set in the US
Broiler eggs set in incubators have dropped by three
percent for mid-November compared to the same period last year, as chicken
companies continue to tighten supplies.
Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 83 percent.
NASS added that US broiler growers in the 19-state area placed 156 million
chicks for meat production during the same week, down four percent from the
comparable week one year earlier.
Cumulative placements from 1 January 2006 through 18 November 2006 were
7.94 billion broiler chicks - down one percent from the same period in 2005.
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