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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released December 10, 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 212 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending December 6, 2014, up 2 percent from a year
ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 204 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending December 6, 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 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 176 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending December 6, 2014, up 2
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
170 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 6,
2014, up 2 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through December 6, 2014 for the United States were 8.40
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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: November 1, : November 8, :November 15,
:November 22, :November 29, : December 6,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    26,191        26,971        28,364
28,637        28,528        28,560
Arkansas …………………:    21,574        20,775        22,378
22,339        21,509        22,102
Delaware …………………:     4,748         4,707         4,738
4,765         4,688         4,778
Florida ………………….:     1,225         1,224         1,224
1,223         1,224         1,223
Georgia ………………….:    31,839        33,710        34,758
34,023        34,712        34,074
Kentucky …………………:     6,936         7,253         7,813
7,927         7,670         7,892
Louisiana ………………..:     3,620         3,651         3,772
3,741         3,726         3,710
Maryland …………………:     7,566         7,688         7,890
7,893         7,876         7,900
Mississippi ………………:    16,234        16,869        17,666
18,025        18,009        17,395
Missouri …………………:     7,077         7,647         8,269
8,297         8,299         8,329
:

North Carolina ……………:    20,859        21,048        21,161
21,340        21,253        20,781
Oklahoma …………………:     6,661         6,618         6,704
6,608         6,834         6,347
Pennsylvania ……………..:     4,157         4,256         4,445
4,451         4,349         4,408
South Carolina ……………:     5,287         5,134         5,498
5,665         5,551         5,242
Texas ……………………:    13,980        13,466        14,801
14,962        15,430        14,095
Virginia …………………:     6,228         6,348         6,447
6,476         6,758         6,120
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,639        11,085        11,725
11,716        12,558        11,031
:

19 State total ……………:   194,821       198,450       207,653
208,088       208,974       203,987
Percent of previous year …..:       102           103           103
103           103           102
:

Other States ……………..:     7,257         7,887         8,156
8,116         8,092         8,169
:

United States …………….:   202,078       206,337       215,809
216,204       217,066       212,156
Percent of previous year …..:       102           103           103
103           103           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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: November 1, : November 8, :November 15,
:November 22, :November 29, : December 6,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    21,176        20,949        20,959
19,881        20,887        21,917
Arkansas …………………:    18,457        19,109        18,343
19,651        18,541        20,756
Delaware …………………:     4,951         4,304         4,989
5,292         3,806         5,714
Florida ………………….:     1,332         1,100         1,340
1,229         1,452         1,308
Georgia ………………….:    26,530        26,071        26,182
24,650        25,824        27,181
Kentucky …………………:     6,260         5,779         5,775
5,904         6,426         5,940
Louisiana ………………..:     3,081         2,959         3,095
3,116         3,133         3,366
Maryland …………………:     6,042         5,689         5,955
5,963         6,818         6,064
Mississippi ………………:    13,922        14,561        14,657
13,595        13,974        14,797
Missouri …………………:     6,021         5,695         5,798
4,974         5,501         5,309
:

North Carolina ……………:    15,262        15,948        16,685
16,257        16,248        15,661
Oklahoma …………………:     5,373         3,464         3,944
3,923         4,482         4,136
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,665         3,467         3,031
3,310         3,655         3,776
South Carolina ……………:     4,429         3,720         4,458
4,667         4,746         5,404
Texas ……………………:    11,227        11,546        11,963
11,811        11,110        11,889
Virginia …………………:     5,162         5,412         5,930
5,142         5,650         4,876
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,210         9,984         9,689
10,192        10,519        11,447
:

19 State total ……………:   163,100       159,757       162,793
159,557       162,772       169,541
Percent of previous year …..:       104           103           101
102           103           102
:

Other States ……………..:     5,740         5,754         5,556
5,246         5,573         5,979
:

United States …………….:   168,840       165,511       168,349
164,803       168,345       175,520
Percent of previous year …..:       104           103           101
102           103           102
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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]

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