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United States Department of Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Southern Region News Release


Broiler Hatchery
Cooperating with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Southern Regional Field Office · 355 East Hancock Avenue, Suite 100 · Athens, GA 30601 · (706) 546-2236
www.nass.usda.gov

May 9, 2018 Media Contact: Jim Ewing

BROILER-TYPE EGGS SET AND BROILER-TYPE CHICKS PLACED

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 229 million eggs in incubators during the week ending May 5, 2018.
This is up 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during
the week in the United States was 81 percent. Broiler growers in the United States placed 183 million chicks for meat
production, up 2 percent from the comparable week a year earlier.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set – States and United States: 2018


Week ending
State March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, Percent of
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 previous year
(1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (percent)
Alabama ............. 30,169 29,939 30,137 30,261 30,426 30,597 103
Florida ................ 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225 100
Georgia .............. 35,213 35,443 35,838 35,466 35,316 35,285 102
South Carolina .... 5,485 5,613 5,702 5,691 5,737 5,784 101

United States ...... 228,004 228,907 229,669 229,957 228,814 229,240 103
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, May 9, 2018.
For additional information, the full report can be viewed at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1010

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed – States and United States: 2018


Week ending
State March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, Percent of
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 previous year
(1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (percent)
Alabama ............. 22,637 24,038 23,631 22,554 22,642 22,698 104
Florida ................ 1,326 1,268 1,319 1,275 1,378 1,607 135
Georgia .............. 26,795 26,221 27,427 27,176 26,472 27,293 99
South Carolina .... 4,965 4,820 4,421 4,942 5,631 5,161 115

United States ...... 183,161 183,982 182,145 182,871 182,889 183,476 102
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, May 9, 2018.
For additional information, the full report can be viewed at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1010

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


All NASS reports are available, at no cost, on the NASS website: http://www.nass.usda.gov
Broiler-Type Eggs Set – Selected States and United States: 2018
Week ending
State March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5,
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018
(1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs) (1,000 eggs)
Alabama ............................................ 30,169 29,939 30,137 30,261 30,426 30,597
Arkansas ............................................ 23,996 24,523 24,056 24,668 24,492 24,883
Delaware ............................................ 5,296 5,276 5,233 5,278 5,280 5,280
Florida ............................................... 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225 1,225
Georgia .............................................. 35,213 35,443 35,838 35,466 35,316 35,285
Kentucky ............................................. 7,761 7,870 7,819 7,791 7,929 7,872
Louisiana ............................................ 3,591 3,712 3,712 3,591 3,500 3,470
Maryland ............................................. 8,245 8,255 8,224 8,251 8,248 8,238
Mississippi .......................................... 18,457 18,579 18,414 18,579 18,579 18,782
Missouri .............................................. 7,934 7,951 8,132 8,038 8,327 8,689

North Carolina .................................... 22,742 22,738 22,898 22,859 22,634 22,871


Oklahoma ........................................... 7,292 7,450 7,518 7,756 7,786 7,769
Pennsylvania ...................................... 5,689 6,113 5,851 5,727 5,793 5,853
South Carolina .................................. 5,485 5,613 5,702 5,691 5,737 5,784
Texas ................................................. 16,192 16,115 16,111 16,148 16,226 16,243
Virginia ............................................... 6,381 6,242 6,323 6,191 6,224 6,207
California, Tennessee,
and West Virginia .............................. 12,709 12,311 12,895 12,718 13,121 12,336

Other States ....................................... 9,627 9,552 9,581 9,719 7,971 7,856

United States ...................................... 228,004 228,907 229,669 229,957 228,814 229,240


Percent of previous year ..................... 102 103 104 103 103 103

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed – Selected States and United States: 2018


Week ending
State March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5,
2018 2018 2018 2018 2018 2018
(1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks)
Alabama ............................................ 22,637 24,038 23,631 22,554 22,642 22,698
Arkansas ............................................ 22,788 22,794 22,277 21,991 24,125 22,895
Delaware ............................................ 4,577 5,680 4,719 5,531 5,572 4,692
Florida ............................................... 1,326 1,268 1,319 1,275 1,378 1,607
Georgia .............................................. 26,795 26,221 27,427 27,176 26,472 27,293
Kentucky ............................................. 5,577 5,988 6,407 5,959 5,975 6,373
Louisiana ............................................ 2,943 2,958 2,813 2,647 2,994 2,989
Maryland ............................................. 6,670 5,204 6,105 5,848 6,461 6,622
Mississippi .......................................... 15,230 14,939 15,202 15,194 15,191 15,104
Missouri .............................................. 5,567 6,162 5,508 5,597 5,326 5,514

North Carolina .................................... 18,182 18,605 18,441 17,994 18,222 17,949


Oklahoma ........................................... 3,781 2,837 3,256 3,946 2,302 3,457
Pennsylvania ...................................... 3,934 4,192 3,939 4,014 4,247 4,090
South Carolina .................................. 4,965 4,820 4,421 4,942 5,631 5,161
Texas ................................................. 13,129 13,396 13,332 13,576 13,404 13,273
Virginia ............................................... 5,935 6,135 5,834 5,480 5,188 5,603
California, Tennessee,
and West Virginia .............................. 11,703 11,287 10,646 11,472 11,214 11,628

Other States ....................................... 7,422 7,458 6,868 7,675 6,545 6,528

United States ...................................... 183,161 183,982 182,145 182,871 182,889 183,476


Percent of previous year ..................... 101 101 101 101 101 102
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, May 9, 2018.
For additional information, the full report can be viewed at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1010

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


All NASS reports are available, at no cost, on the NASS website: http://www.nass.usda.gov

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