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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released October 15, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA).

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 4 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 206 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending October 11, 2014, up 4 percent from a year
ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 199 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending October 11, 2014, up 4 percent from the
year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the
United States was 83 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing
chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 3 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 168 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending October 11, 2014, up 3
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
162 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 11,
2014, up 3 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through October 11, 2014 for the United States were 7.06
billion.
Cumulative placements were up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set – 19 Selected States and United States: 2014
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:                                    Week
ending
State
:—————————–———————————————-
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:September 6, :September 13,:September
20,:September 27,: October 4,  : October 11,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    28,027        28,593        27,911
27,904        26,776        27,410
Arkansas …………………:    21,725        21,399        20,107
21,484        21,478        21,754
Delaware …………………:     4,416         4,424         4,504
4,531         4,565         4,747
Florida ………………….:     1,224         1,222           917
1,225         1,222         1,222
Georgia ………………….:    34,459        33,795        33,847
33,608        33,556        33,500
Kentucky …………………:     7,836         7,845         7,325
7,943         7,712         7,533
Louisiana ………………..:     3,585         3,585         3,605
3,605         3,252         3,605
Maryland …………………:     7,218         7,125         7,123
7,738         7,315         7,327
Mississippi ………………:    16,758        17,529        16,784
17,369        15,633        16,767
Missouri …………………:     8,533         8,503         7,893
8,181         7,668         8,301
:

North Carolina ……………:    20,550        18,224        20,150
20,516        19,787        19,607
Oklahoma …………………:     6,700         6,259         6,572
6,617         6,524         6,660
Pennsylvania ……………..:     4,422         4,579         4,381
4,024         4,346         4,362
South Carolina ……………:     5,416         5,037         5,158
5,217         5,196         4,940
Texas ……………………:    13,596        14,585        14,449
14,003        13,194        13,976
Virginia …………………:     6,461         6,393         6,495
6,562         6,058         6,355
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    11,118        11,003        10,200
10,600        10,667        10,435
:

19 State total ……………:   202,044       200,100       197,421
201,127       194,949       198,501
Percent of previous year …..:       103           103           103
102           105           104
:

Other States ……………..:     7,779         7,825         7,646
7,450         7,624         7,659
:

United States …………….:   209,823       207,925       205,067
208,577       202,573       206,160
Percent of previous year …..:       103           103           103
102           105           104
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Broiler-Type Chicks Placed – 19 Selected States and United States: 2014
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:                                    Week
ending
State
:—————————–———————————————-
——–
:September 6, :September 13,:September
20,:September 27,: October 4,  : October 11,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    21,639        22,194        22,042
21,343        22,640        21,714
Arkansas …………………:    19,343        19,315        20,871
20,489        19,692        18,862
Delaware …………………:     4,985         5,547         4,651
4,487         4,786         4,394
Florida ………………….:     1,290         1,182         1,265
1,178         1,364         1,185
Georgia ………………….:    26,957        27,767        27,066
26,807        26,469        25,911
Kentucky …………………:     6,713         6,703         6,055
6,029         6,243         6,123
Louisiana ………………..:     3,395         3,404         3,352
3,218         3,213         3,197
Maryland …………………:     6,419         4,814         6,065
6,656         5,220         4,993
Mississippi ………………:    15,095        15,009        14,478
14,068        14,489        14,196
Missouri …………………:     6,082         6,166         5,601
5,631         6,032         5,650
:

North Carolina ……………:    16,315        16,250        16,278
15,495        14,314        15,716
Oklahoma …………………:     4,342         4,387         3,706
4,292         4,203         4,123
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,349         3,545         3,666
3,587         3,541         3,632
South Carolina ……………:     4,507         4,539         4,583
5,261         4,799         5,318
Texas ……………………:    12,289        12,060        11,318
10,968        11,628        11,546
Virginia …………………:     4,673         5,868         5,399
4,985         5,218         5,791
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,382         9,737        10,632
10,396        10,180        10,021
:

19 State total ……………:   167,775       168,487       167,028
164,890       164,031       162,372
Percent of previous year …..:       101           101           101
102           103           103
:

Other States ……………..:     6,030         6,109         6,077
5,680         5,652         5,789
:

United States …………….:   173,805       174,596       173,105
170,570       169,683       168,161
Percent of previous year …..:       101           101           101
102           102           103
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Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: Data for broiler hatchery estimates are collected weekly
from all broiler-type hatcheries that hatch at least one million chicks a
year. Individual NASS field offices maintain a list of all known hatcheries
and update their lists on a continual basis. All hatcheries that meet the
minimum size criteria are given adequate time to respond to the weekly
survey. Those that do not respond are contacted by telephone.

Estimating Procedures: All data are analyzed for unusual values. Data from
each operation are compared to their own past operating profile and to
trends from similar operations. Data for missing operations are estimated
based on similar operations or historical data. NASS field offices prepare
these estimates by using a combination of survey indications and historic
trends.
Individual State estimates are reviewed by the Agricultural Statistics Board
for reasonableness. Individual hatchery data are summed to State, 19 State
total, Other States, and the United States.

Revision Policy: Revisions are generally the result of late or corrected
data. Revisions made to the previous five-week’s data during the current
week are published in this report. Final estimates are published in the
annual Hatchery Production Summary released in April.

Reliability: Estimates are subject to errors such as omission, duplication,
and mistakes in reporting, recording, and processing the data. While these
errors cannot be measured directly, they are minimized through strict
quality controls in the data collection process and a careful review of all
reported data for consistency and reasonableness.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock Branch of the
National Agricultural Statistics Service to contact for additional
information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to [email protected]

Dan Kerestes, Chief, Livestock Branch …………………………….
(202) 720-3570

Bruce Boess, Head, Poultry and Specialty Commodities Section ………..
(202) 720-4447
Alissa Cowell-Mytar – Cold Storage …………………………….
(202) 720-4751
Heidi Gleich – Broiler Hatchery, Chicken Hatchery ……………….
(202) 720-0585
Michael Klamm – Poultry Slaughter, Turkey Hatchery, Turkeys Raised ..
(202) 690-3237
Tom Kruchten – Census of Aquaculture …………………………..
(202) 690-4870
Kim Linonis – Layers, Eggs ……………………………………
(202) 690-8632
Joshua O’Rear – Honey ………………………………………..
(202) 690-3676
Vacant – Catfish Production, Egg Products, Mink, Trout Production …
(202) 720-3570

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