Released August 1, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 229 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending July 28, 2018, up 1 percent from a year ago.
Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 83 percent.
Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs
set three weeks earlier.
Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 2 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 187 million chicks
for meat production during the week ending July 28, 2018, up 2 percent from a
year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 6, 2018 through
July 28, 2018 for the United States were 5.52 billion. Cumulative placements
were up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.