Broilers

Broiler egg placement was up in Arkansas last week.

Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Arkansas were 23.8 million during the week ending June 8.

Placements were up 7 percent from the comparable week in 2018 but down 3 percent from the previous week.

Arkansas hatcheries set 25.1 million broiler-type eggs during the week ending June 8, up 2 percent from the same period last year and up slightly from the previous week.

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 233 million eggs in incubators during the week ending June 8, up 1 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 82.9 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 190 million chicks for meat production during the week ending June 8, up 1 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 5, 2019 through June 8, 2019 for the United States were 4.27 billion. Cumulative placements were up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier

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