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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released November 13, 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 3 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 206 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending November 8, 2014, up 3 percent from a year
ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 198 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending November 8, 2014, up 3 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 166 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending November 8, 2014, up 3
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
160 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 8,
2014, up 3 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through November 8, 2014 for the United States were 7.73
billion.
Cumulative placements were up 1 percent 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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: October 4,  : October 11, : October 18, :
October 25, : November 1, : November 8,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    26,428        27,411        27,448
26,945        26,191        26,971
Arkansas …………………:    21,478        21,754        20,451
20,742        21,574        20,775
Delaware …………………:     4,565         4,747         4,749
4,746         4,748         4,707
Florida ………………….:     1,222         1,222           916
1,224         1,225         1,224
Georgia ………………….:    33,556        33,500        33,251
33,212        31,955        33,667
Kentucky …………………:     7,746         7,517         7,595
7,580         6,936         7,253
Louisiana ………………..:     3,252         3,497         3,316
3,252         3,527         3,651
Maryland …………………:     7,315         7,327         7,126
7,775         7,566         7,688
Mississippi ………………:    15,633        16,767        17,459
17,538        16,234        16,869
Missouri …………………:     7,668         8,301         8,072
7,745         7,077         7,647
:

North Carolina ……………:    19,787        19,607        19,217
20,981        20,765        21,077
Oklahoma …………………:     6,524         6,660         5,708
5,982         6,631         6,588
Pennsylvania ……………..:     4,346         4,584         4,389
3,723         4,157         4,128
South Carolina ……………:     5,196         4,940         5,074
5,309         5,287         4,922
Texas ……………………:    13,194        13,976        14,163
14,338        13,838        13,339
Virginia …………………:     6,058         6,355         6,578
6,844         6,228         6,348
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,759        11,034        10,061
10,022        10,572        11,017
:

19 State total ……………:   194,727       199,199       195,573
197,958       194,511       197,871
Percent of previous year …..:       105           104           104
102           102           103
:

Other States ……………..:     7,620         7,597         7,433
7,202         7,257         7,887
:

United States …………….:   202,347       206,796       203,006
205,160       201,768       205,758
Percent of previous year …..:       105           104           104
101           102           103
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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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: October 4,  : October 11, : October 18, :
October 25, : November 1, : November 8,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    22,640        21,714        22,166
20,559        21,176        20,949
Arkansas …………………:    19,692        18,546        18,851
19,399        18,457        19,109
Delaware …………………:     4,786         5,011         5,338
5,185         4,951         4,591
Florida ………………….:     1,364         1,185         1,258
1,272         1,332         1,100
Georgia ………………….:    26,469        25,920        26,726
25,797        26,530        26,071
Kentucky …………………:     6,243         6,179         6,361
5,899         6,260         5,779
Louisiana ………………..:     3,213         3,197         3,209
2,747         3,081         2,959
Maryland …………………:     5,220         5,432         5,784
5,566         6,042         5,671
Mississippi ………………:    14,489        14,196        14,520
13,020        13,922        14,561
Missouri …………………:     6,032         5,649         5,669
5,604         6,021         5,697
:

North Carolina ……………:    14,378        15,706        15,966
15,294        15,262        15,948
Oklahoma …………………:     4,203         4,123         5,337
4,111         5,373         3,517
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,541         3,572         3,107
3,508         3,665         3,513
South Carolina ……………:     4,799         5,318         4,545
5,107         4,429         3,720
Texas ……………………:    11,628        11,546        11,349
10,660        11,227        11,444
Virginia …………………:     5,218         5,802         5,758
5,358         5,162         5,120
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,180        10,019         9,617
10,400        10,229         9,999
:

19 State total ……………:   164,095       163,115       165,561
159,486       163,119       159,748
Percent of previous year …..:       103           103           102
104           104           103
:

Other States ……………..:     5,652         5,790         5,591
5,548         5,746         5,764
:

United States …………….:   169,747       168,905       171,152
165,034       168,865       165,512
Percent of previous year …..:       103           103           102
104           104           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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