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Placement of hatchery chicks and turkey poults

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March 2009 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Placements of hatchery chicks on farms stood at 58.7 million birds in March, down 3.1% from March 2008. Placements of turkey poults on farms increased 0.4% to 2.1 million birds.

Available on CANSIM: table 003-0021.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5039.

For more information, call Client Services (toll-free 1-800-465-1991). To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Bernadette Alain (902-893-7251; or Sandra Venturino (613-951-9278;, Agriculture Division.