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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released October 29, 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 2 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 206 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 2 percent from a year
ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 199 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 2 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 4 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 165 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending October 25, 2014, up 4
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
160 million chicks for meat production during the week ending October 25,
2014, up 4 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through October 25, 2014 for the United States were 7.39
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 20,:September 27,: October 4,  :
October 11, : October 18, : October 25,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    27,911        27,904        26,428
27,410        27,448        26,945
Arkansas …………………:    20,107        21,484        21,478
21,754        20,451        20,742
Delaware …………………:     4,504         4,531         4,565
4,747         4,749         4,746
Florida ………………….:       917         1,225         1,222
1,222           916         1,224
Georgia ………………….:    33,847        33,608        33,556
33,500        33,251        33,212
Kentucky …………………:     7,325         7,943         7,746
7,517         7,595         7,568
Louisiana ………………..:     3,605         3,605         3,252
3,605         3,456         3,454
Maryland …………………:     7,123         7,738         7,315
7,327         7,126         7,775
Mississippi ………………:    16,784        17,369        15,633
16,767        17,459        17,538
Missouri …………………:     7,893         8,181         7,668
8,301         8,072         7,745
:

North Carolina ……………:    20,150        20,516        19,787
19,607        19,017        20,981
Oklahoma …………………:     6,572         6,617         6,524
6,660         5,709         5,983
Pennsylvania ……………..:     4,408         3,869         4,346
4,284         4,389         3,860
South Carolina ……………:     5,158         5,217         5,196
4,940         5,074         5,309
Texas ……………………:    14,449        14,003        13,194
13,976        14,163        14,454
Virginia …………………:     6,495         6,562         6,058
6,355         6,578         6,760
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,200        10,647        10,715
11,017        10,063        11,102
:

19 State total ……………:   197,448       201,019       194,683
198,989       195,516       199,398
Percent of previous year …..:       103           102           105
104           104           102
:

Other States ……………..:     7,646         7,450         7,624
7,659         7,452         7,091
:

United States …………….:   205,094       208,469       202,307
206,648       202,968       206,489
Percent of previous year …..:       103           102           105
104           104           102
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Broiler-Type Chicks Placed – 19 Selected States and United States: 2014
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:                                    Week
ending
State
:—————————–———————————————-
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:September 20,:September 27,: October 4,  :
October 11, : October 18, : October 25,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    22,006        21,343        22,640
21,714        22,166        20,559
Arkansas …………………:    20,871        20,489        19,692
18,862        18,762        19,165
Delaware …………………:     4,651         4,487         4,786
5,011         5,338         5,185
Florida ………………….:     1,265         1,178         1,364
1,185         1,258         1,272
Georgia ………………….:    27,066        26,807        26,469
25,920        26,726        25,800
Kentucky …………………:     6,055         6,029         6,243
6,179         6,361         5,842
Louisiana ………………..:     3,352         3,218         3,213
3,197         3,209         2,763
Maryland …………………:     6,065         6,656         5,220
5,432         5,784         5,566
Mississippi ………………:    14,478        14,068        14,489
14,196        14,520        13,122
Missouri …………………:     5,601         5,631         6,032
5,649         5,669         5,604
:

North Carolina ……………:    16,278        15,495        14,378
15,716        15,966        15,369
Oklahoma …………………:     3,706         4,292         4,203
4,123         5,337         4,111
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,666         3,587         3,541
3,572         3,107         3,584
South Carolina ……………:     4,583         5,261         4,799
5,318         4,545         5,107
Texas ……………………:    11,318        10,968        11,628
11,546        11,349        10,676
Virginia …………………:     5,399         4,985         5,218
5,802         5,758         5,402
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,632        10,396        10,180
9,989         9,622        10,384
:

19 State total ……………:   166,992       164,890       164,095
163,411       165,477       159,511
Percent of previous year …..:       101           102           103
104           102           104
:

Other States ……………..:     6,077         5,680         5,652
5,790         5,591         5,551
:

United States …………….:   173,069       170,570       169,747
169,201       171,068       165,062
Percent of previous year …..:       101           102           103
104           102           104
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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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