USA, Washington. Turkey eggs in incubators jumped 21% on 1 September, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the US Department of Agriculture reported. Poults hatched and poults placed were also higher in August, according to NASS.
Eggs in incubators totaled 28.8 mill. Compared to August, eggs in incubators on 1 September were down 1% from the 1 August total of 29.0 mill.
On 1 August, turkey poults hatched increased 11% to 24.5 mill. compared with a year ago, NASS reported, while poults hatched were down 1% from the 1 July total of 24.8 mill. poults.
Finally, net poults placed during August were 10% higher at 24.2 mill. compared with last year, according to NASS. Net placement eased 1% from the July 2016 total of 24.4 mill.