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July 23, 2013

USDA data shows chicken industry ramping up

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly program set 202 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 6, up 4 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier, according to USDA’s weekly Broiler Hatchery report.  Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier. Read More

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