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ISSN: 1949-1840

Released December 31, 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 215 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending December 27, 2014, up 3 percent from a
year ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 207 million eggs in
incubators during the week ending December 27, 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 2 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 175 million
chicks for meat production during the week ending December 27, 2014, up 2
percent from a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program
placed
168 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 27,
2014, up 2 percent from the year earlier. Cumulative placements from
December 29, 2013 through December 27, 2014 for the United States were 8.94
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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ending
State
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:November 22, :November 29, : December 6,
:December 13, :December 20, :December 27,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                    1,000
eggs
:

Alabama ………………….:    28,637        28,528        28,570
28,714        28,214        27,757
Arkansas …………………:    22,339        21,509        22,102
21,961        21,201        21,989
Delaware …………………:     4,765         4,688         4,778
4,780         4,778         4,734
Florida ………………….:     1,223         1,224         1,223
1,223         1,225         1,224
Georgia ………………….:    34,406        35,094        34,283
33,915        34,884        34,472
Kentucky …………………:     7,927         6,943         7,877
7,962         7,961         7,942
Louisiana ………………..:     3,741         3,726         3,710
3,834         3,622         3,848
Maryland …………………:     7,893         7,876         7,900
7,929         7,907         7,923
Mississippi ………………:    18,025        18,009        17,395
17,952        17,921        17,828
Missouri …………………:     8,297         8,299         8,329
8,356         8,321         8,114
:

North Carolina ……………:    21,340        21,250        20,840
21,011        21,105        20,918
Oklahoma …………………:     6,608         6,834         6,347
6,682         6,273         6,189
Pennsylvania ……………..:     4,501         4,319         4,601
4,477         4,475         4,415
South Carolina ……………:     5,665         5,551         5,242
5,177         5,928         5,574
Texas ……………………:    14,962        15,439        14,100
14,420        14,887        15,036
Virginia …………………:     6,476         6,758         6,120
6,507         6,606         6,455
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    12,301        13,143        11,300
12,120        12,080        12,513
:

19 State total ……………:   209,106       209,190       204,717
207,020       207,388       206,931
Percent of previous year …..:       104           103           102
102           103           103
:

Other States ……………..:     8,212         8,188         8,251
8,173         8,182         8,086
:

United States …………….:   217,318       217,378       212,968
215,193       215,570       215,017
Percent of previous year …..:       104           103           102
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
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:November 22, :November 29, : December 6,
:December 13, :December 20, :December 27,
:    2014     :    2014     :    2014     :
2014     :    2014     :    2014
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:                                   1,000
chicks
:

Alabama ………………….:    19,869        20,887        21,932
22,748        21,776        21,925
Arkansas …………………:    19,647        18,541        20,756
20,086        19,375        19,483
Delaware …………………:     5,292         3,806         5,714
5,305         5,357         4,967
Florida ………………….:     1,232         1,456         1,311
1,487         1,426         1,327
Georgia ………………….:    24,648        25,820        27,178
25,889        27,336        26,889
Kentucky …………………:     6,051         6,426         5,940
6,639         6,146         6,135
Louisiana ………………..:     3,116         3,133         3,366
3,339         3,337         3,307
Maryland …………………:     5,963         6,818         6,174
6,289         5,865         6,417
Mississippi ………………:    13,595        13,974        14,797
14,962        15,052        14,415
Missouri …………………:     4,974         5,501         5,308
5,629         6,402         5,927
:

North Carolina ……………:    16,258        16,295        15,639
17,142        17,081        16,505
Oklahoma …………………:     3,928         4,482         4,216
4,521         4,146         4,980
Pennsylvania ……………..:     3,532         3,914         3,999
3,859         3,891         4,081
South Carolina ……………:     4,667         4,746         5,558
5,080         4,736         5,124
Texas ……………………:    11,811        11,110        11,889
11,989        12,278        11,329
Virginia …………………:     5,143         5,650         4,806
5,111         5,345         5,067
California, Tennessee,        :

and West Virginia ………..:    10,612        10,695        11,700
10,657        11,599        10,230
:

19 State total ……………:   160,338       163,254       170,283
170,732       171,148       168,108
Percent of previous year …..:       102           103           102
103           103           102
:

Other States ……………..:     5,591         5,850         6,322
6,070         6,010         6,398
:

United States …………….:   165,929       169,104       176,605
176,802       177,158       174,506
Percent of previous year …..:       102           103           103
103           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]

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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