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U.S. Broiler Hatchery Placements for Week of Oct. 8

Following is a summary of the U.S. broiler hatchery report from the Department of Agriculture:

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                        Oct. 8    Oct. 1  Sept. 24  Sept. 17  Sept. 10   Sept. 3
                          2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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                        -----------------Eggs Set in Incubators-----------------
19 State Total Set     185.935   182.820   188.162   180.210   185.664   189.765
 YOY%                    -7.3%     -7.4%     -8.6%     -8.5%     -9.4%     -7.0%
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Alabama                 26.097    25.433    27.117    25.289    26.415    26.364
Arkansas                19.417    18.949    18.961    19.087    18.223    19.852
Delaware                 3.041     3.045     2.895     2.852     2.908     2.906
Florida                  1.349     1.354     1.351     1.074     1.352     1.350
Georgia                 30.624    30.766    31.268    29.383    31.151    31.519
Kentucky                 7.342     6.893     7.729     6.161     7.416     7.484
Louisiana                3.212     3.258     3.242     3.183     3.258     2.947
Maryland                 6.839     7.517     6.820     6.852     6.863     7.399
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                        Oct. 8    Oct. 1  Sept. 24  Sept. 17  Sept. 10   Sept. 3
                          2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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                        -----------------Eggs Set in Incubators-----------------
Mississippi             16.329    16.270    16.824    17.813    17.569    16.780
North Carolina          18.345    18.270    18.670    18.211    17.302    18.960
Oklahoma                 6.813     5.962     6.751     6.465     6.228     6.701
Pennsylvania             3.698     3.337     3.558     3.438     3.718     3.877
South Carolina           4.866     4.956     5.263     5.522     4.892     4.891
Texas                   13.423    13.269    14.232    12.590    13.792    14.253
Virginia                 5.773     5.461     5.663     5.363     5.859     5.933
CA, MO, TN, & WV        18.767    18.080    17.818    16.927    18.718    18.549
                        ----------------Weekly Percentage Change----------------
19 State Total            1.7%     -2.8%      4.4%     -2.9%     -2.2%     -1.9%
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Alabama                   2.6%     -6.2%      7.2%     -4.3%      0.2%     -2.2%
Arkansas                  2.5%     -0.1%     -0.7%      4.7%     -8.2%     -5.4%
Delaware                 -0.1%      5.2%      1.5%     -1.9%      0.1%      0.7%
Florida                  -0.4%      0.2%     25.8%    -20.6%      0.1%     -1.0%
Georgia                  -0.5%     -1.6%      6.4%     -5.7%     -1.2%     -0.4%
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                        Oct. 8    Oct. 1  Sept. 24  Sept. 17  Sept. 10   Sept. 3
                          2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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Kentucky                  6.5%    -10.8%     25.5%    -16.9%     -0.9%     -5.2%
Louisiana                -1.4%      0.5%      1.9%     -2.3%     10.6%     -6.9%
Maryland                 -9.0%     10.2%     -0.5%     -0.2%     -7.2%     -3.2%
Mississippi               0.4%     -3.3%     -5.6%      1.4%      4.7%     -4.7%
North Carolina            0.4%     -2.1%      2.5%      5.3%     -8.7%     -2.1%
Oklahoma                 14.3%    -11.7%      4.4%      3.8%     -7.1%      0.0%
Pennsylvania             10.8%     -6.2%      3.5%     -7.5%     -4.1%      2.1%
South Carolina           -1.8%     -5.8%     -4.7%     12.9%      0.0%     -9.6%
Texas                     1.2%     -6.8%     13.0%     -8.7%     -3.2%      5.7%
Virginia                  5.7%     -3.6%      5.6%     -8.5%     -1.2%      3.7%
CA, MO, TN, & WV          3.8%      1.5%      5.3%     -9.6%      0.9%     -1.4%
                       ------------Chicks Placed for Meat Production------------
19 State Placed        149.699   154.722   158.343   162.004   160.954   161.962
 YOY%                    -7.8%     -8.8%     -5.5%     -4.7%     -5.7%     -4.8%
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Alabama                 17.731    19.468    18.304    20.087    19.616    19.276
Arkansas                18.649    17.501    18.793    19.412    19.575    19.024
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                        Oct. 8    Oct. 1  Sept. 24  Sept. 17  Sept. 10   Sept. 3
                          2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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                       ------------Chicks Placed for Meat Production------------
Delaware                 3.882     3.913     5.074     5.154     4.328     4.444
Florida                  0.931     1.156     1.156     1.140     1.251     1.137
Georgia                 25.442    26.676    27.801    26.026    25.851    26.269
Kentucky                 4.970     6.192     5.910     6.747     6.198     6.287
Louisiana                2.830     2.909     2.676     2.851     2.928     2.952
Maryland                 5.560     6.199     4.784     5.397     6.319     5.645
Mississippi             15.333    15.196    14.533    15.314    15.962    15.984
North Carolina          14.607    13.845    15.218    15.445    14.969    15.378
Oklahoma                 4.089     3.527     3.712     4.842     4.317     3.905
Pennsylvania             2.823     3.079     3.208     3.045     2.897     3.087
South Carolina           3.460     3.702     3.699     4.932     4.629     5.146
Texas                   10.318    11.380    11.770    11.506    11.528    11.648
Virginia                 4.436     4.229     5.067     4.439     4.543     4.353
CA, MO, TN, & WV        14.638    15.750    16.638    15.667    16.043    17.427
                        ----------------Weekly Percentage Change----------------
19 State Total           -3.2%     -2.3%     -2.3%      0.7%     -0.6%     -1.1%
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                        Oct. 8    Oct. 1  Sept. 24  Sept. 17  Sept. 10   Sept. 3
                          2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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Alabama                  -8.9%      6.4%     -8.9%      2.4%      1.8%      3.0%
Arkansas                  6.6%     -6.9%     -3.2%     -0.8%      2.9%      2.8%
Delaware                 -0.8%    -22.9%     -1.6%     19.1%     -2.6%     -9.1%
Florida                 -19.5%      0.0%      1.4%     -8.9%     10.0%     -0.9%
Georgia                  -4.6%     -4.0%      6.8%      0.7%     -1.6%     -4.0%
Kentucky                -19.7%      4.8%    -12.4%      8.9%     -1.4%     -7.8%
Louisiana                -2.7%      8.7%     -6.1%     -2.6%     -0.8%     -1.4%
Maryland                -10.3%     29.6%    -11.4%    -14.6%     11.9%      6.6%
Mississippi               0.9%      4.6%     -5.1%     -4.1%     -0.1%     -1.0%
North Carolina            5.5%     -9.0%     -1.5%      3.2%     -2.7%     -2.1%
Oklahoma                 15.9%     -5.0%    -23.3%     12.2%     10.6%    -17.1%
Pennsylvania             -8.3%     -4.0%      5.4%      5.1%     -6.2%     -3.1%
South Carolina           -6.5%      0.1%    -25.0%      6.5%    -10.0%     12.0%
Texas                    -9.3%     -3.3%      2.3%     -0.2%     -1.0%     -7.1%
Virginia                  4.9%    -16.5%     14.1%     -2.3%      4.4%    -11.4%
CA, MO, TN, & WV         -7.1%     -5.3%      6.2%     -2.3%     -7.9%      7.8%
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NOTE: Eggs and chicks are in millions.

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