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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released December 3, 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 217 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending November 29, 2014, up 3 percent from a
year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 209 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending November 29, 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 168 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending November 29, 2014, up 3
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
163 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 29,
2014, up 3 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through November 29, 2014 for the United States were 8.23
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 25, : November 1, : November 8,
:November 15, :November 22, :November 29,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    26,945        26,191        26,971
28,364        28,637        28,456
Arkansas …………………:    20,742        21,574        20,775
22,378        22,339        21,509
Delaware …………………:     4,746         4,748         4,707
4,738         4,765         4,747
Florida ………………….:     1,224         1,225         1,224
1,224         1,223         1,224
Georgia ………………….:    33,212        31,839        33,710
34,758        34,023        34,722
Kentucky …………………:     7,580         6,936         7,253
7,401         7,927         7,670
Louisiana ………………..:     3,470         3,620         3,651
3,772         3,741         3,726
Maryland …………………:     7,775         7,566         7,688
7,890         7,893         7,876
Mississippi ………………:    17,538        16,234        16,869
17,666        18,025        18,009
Missouri …………………:     7,745         7,077         7,647
8,269         8,297         8,299
:

North Carolina ……………:    20,971        20,859        21,045
21,167        21,340        21,276
Oklahoma …………………:     6,012         6,661         6,618
6,704         6,608         6,834
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,721         4,157         4,256
4,449         4,451         4,302
South Carolina ……………:     5,309         5,287         5,134
5,498         5,665         5,551
Texas ……………………:    14,388        13,980        13,339
14,801        14,962        15,439
Virginia …………………:     6,864         6,228         6,348
6,447         6,476         6,758
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,089        10,639        11,017
11,658        11,716        12,249
:

19 State total ……………:   198,331       194,821       198,252
207,184       208,088       208,647
Percent of previous year …..:       102           102           103
102           103           103
:

Other States ……………..:     7,077         7,257         7,887
8,156         8,072         8,090
:

United States …………….:   205,408       202,078       206,139
215,340       216,160       216,737
Percent of previous year …..:       101           102           103
102           103           103
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Broiler-Type Chicks Placed – 19 Selected States and United States: 2014
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:                                    Week
ending
State
:—————————–———————————————-
——–
: October 25, : November 1, : November 8,
:November 15, :November 22, :November 29,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    20,559        21,176        20,949
20,959        19,881        20,888
Arkansas …………………:    19,399        18,457        19,109
18,343        19,651        18,541
Delaware …………………:     5,185         4,951         4,304
4,989         5,292         3,431
Florida ………………….:     1,272         1,332         1,100
1,340         1,229         1,452
Georgia ………………….:    25,797        26,530        26,071
26,182        24,650        25,844
Kentucky …………………:     5,899         6,260         5,779
5,775         5,904         6,363
Louisiana ………………..:     2,747         3,081         2,959
3,095         3,116         3,133
Maryland …………………:     5,566         6,042         5,689
5,955         5,963         7,353
Mississippi ………………:    13,020        13,922        14,561
14,657        13,595        13,974
Missouri …………………:     5,604         6,021         5,695
5,798         4,974         5,501
:

North Carolina ……………:    15,294        15,262        15,948
16,685        16,257        16,248
Oklahoma …………………:     4,111         5,373         3,464
3,944         3,923         4,482
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,508         3,665         3,467
3,031         3,310         3,663
South Carolina ……………:     5,107         4,429         3,720
4,458         4,667         4,746
Texas ……………………:    10,660        11,227        11,444
11,963        11,523        11,110
Virginia …………………:     5,358         5,162         5,412
5,930         5,142         5,543
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,381        10,210         9,984
9,689        10,192        10,397
:

19 State total ……………:   159,467       163,100       159,655
162,793       159,269       162,669
Percent of previous year …..:       104           104           103
101           102           103
:

Other States ……………..:     5,548         5,740         5,754
5,556         5,236         5,580
:

United States …………….:   165,015       168,840       165,409
168,349       164,505       168,249
Percent of previous year …..:       104           104           103
101           101           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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