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USDA : Broiler Hatchery

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 11, 2017


Broiler Hatchery

ISSN: 1949-1840

Released January 11, 2017, 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 220 million eggs in 
incubators during the week ending January 7, 2017, up 2 percent from a year 
ago. Hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 211 million eggs in 
incubators during the week ending January 7, 2017, 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 1 Percent

Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 180 million chicks 
for meat production during the week ending January 7, 2017, up 1 percent from 
a year ago. Broiler growers in the 19 State weekly program placed 173 million 
chicks for meat production during the week ending January 7, 2017, up 
1 percent from the year earlier. 

Broiler-Type Eggs Set - 19 Selected States and United States: 2016 and 2017
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                              :                                    Week ending                                    
             State            :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              : December 3, :December 10, :December 17, :December 24, :December 31, : January 7,  
                              :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2017     
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                              :                                    1,000 eggs                                     
                              :                                                                                   
Alabama ......................:    29,741        30,008        29,855        29,772        30,274        29,790   
Arkansas .....................:    22,611        22,637        22,760        22,314        22,734        22,413   
Delaware .....................:     5,052         5,101         5,054         4,926         5,003         5,090   
Florida ......................:     1,220         1,224         1,193         1,207         1,021         1,175   
Georgia ......................:    34,467        34,015        34,335        34,521        34,245        34,007   
Kentucky .....................:     7,689         7,671         7,396         7,448         7,167         7,245   
Louisiana ....................:     3,833         3,833         3,833         3,848         3,788         3,348   
Maryland .....................:     8,065         8,086         8,140         8,138         8,126         8,125   
Mississippi ..................:    17,373        17,571        17,586        17,525        17,788        17,495   
Missouri .....................:     8,171         8,167         8,157         8,169         7,960         8,101   
                              :                                                                                   
North Carolina ...............:    20,727        20,782        20,772        20,849        21,327        21,462   
Oklahoma .....................:     7,404         7,482         7,619         7,435         7,831         7,815   
Pennsylvania .................:     4,933         4,571         4,704         4,791         4,819         4,704   
South Carolina ...............:     5,540         5,455         5,754         5,514         5,712         5,681   
Texas ........................:    15,803        15,946        15,944        15,806        15,799        16,030   
Virginia .....................:     6,474         6,504         6,498         6,505         6,387         6,513   
California, Tennessee,        :                                                                                   
 and West Virginia ...........:    11,984        11,703        12,055        12,021        12,156        12,356   
                              :                                                                                   
19 State total ...............:   211,087       210,756       211,655       210,789       212,137       211,350   
Percent of previous year .....:       104           102           101           102           103           102   
                              :                                                                                   
Other States .................:     8,765         8,785         8,824         8,663         8,652         8,526   
                              :                                                                                   
United States ................:   219,852       219,541       220,479       219,452       220,789       219,876   
Percent of previous year .....:       105           102           102           102           104           102   
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Broiler-Type Chicks Placed - 19 Selected States and United States: 2016 and 2017
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                              :                                    Week ending                                    
             State            :-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              : December 3, :December 10, :December 17, :December 24, :December 31, : January 7,  
                              :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2016     :    2017     
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                              :                                   1,000 chicks                                    
                              :                                                                                   
Alabama ......................:    22,408        21,840        21,677        22,403        22,804        22,331   
Arkansas .....................:    20,240        20,824        21,875        20,939        21,701        20,999   
Delaware .....................:     5,278         5,345         5,488         4,709         4,989         5,859   
Florida ......................:     1,307         1,278         1,331         1,341         1,161         1,376   
Georgia ......................:    27,223        27,317        28,869        27,446        26,447        27,627   
Kentucky .....................:     5,654         6,211         6,288         6,347         5,955         5,688   
Louisiana ....................:     2,994         3,041         3,191         3,262         3,290         3,262   
Maryland .....................:     6,324         6,285         5,794         7,494         7,425         5,839   
Mississippi ..................:    14,079        14,778        14,582        14,565        14,668        14,756   
Missouri .....................:     5,904         6,600         6,039         5,942         5,793         5,915   
                              :                                                                                   
North Carolina ...............:    16,232        16,348        16,045        16,175        16,602        16,701   
Oklahoma .....................:     4,906         3,963         3,851         4,647         4,092         4,618   
Pennsylvania .................:     3,813         3,509         3,740         3,783         3,641         3,669   
South Carolina ...............:     5,562         5,421         3,992         4,500         4,773         4,613   
Texas ........................:    12,976        13,053        13,111        12,927        13,015        13,206   
Virginia .....................:     5,301         5,855         6,322         5,013         4,608         5,649   
California, Tennessee,        :                                                                                   
 and West Virginia ...........:    10,387        10,742        10,177        10,893        11,131        10,413   
                              :                                                                                   
19 State total ...............:   170,588       172,410       172,372       172,386       172,095       172,521   
Percent of previous year .....:       100           101           101           104           101           101   
                              :                                                                                   
Other States .................:     6,942         6,936         7,020         6,920         7,195         7,127   
                              :                                                                                   
United States ................:   177,530       179,346       179,392       179,306       179,290       179,648   
Percent of previous year .....:       101           101           101           104           102           101   
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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. The weekly 
United States total for chicks placed includes states receiving greater than 
500,000 chicks annually for grow-out.

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 nass@nass.usda.gov

Dan Kerestes, Chief, Livestock Branch ....................................................... (202) 720-3570

Bruce Boess, Head, Poultry and Specialty Commodities Section ................................ (202) 720-4447
   Aaron Cosgrove - Catfish Production, Egg Products, Poultry Slaughter, Trout Production,
        Turkey Hatchery, Turkeys Raised...................................................... (202) 690-3237
   Alissa Cowell-Mytar - Cold Storage ....................................................... (202) 720-4751
   Tom Kruchten - Census of Aquaculture ..................................................... (202) 690-4870
   Kim Linonis - Layers, Eggs ............................................................... (202) 690-8632
   Joshua O'Rear - Cost of Pollination, Honey, Honey Bee Colonies............................ (202) 690-3676
   Miste Salmon - Broiler Hatchery, Chicken Hatchery, Mink .................................. (202) 720-3244

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