Why we need to hold the line of Organic feed costs Fewer eggs set again.

 

Commercial hatcheries in the 19-state weekly program set 200 million eggs in incubators during the week ended May 12, down 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier.

Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 85 percent. 

Broiler growers in the 1 program placed 167 million chicks for meat production during the week ended May 12, down 4 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Cumulative placements through May 12 were 3.11 billion, down 4 percent from the same period a year earlier.

 
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