Broiler hatchery news release 2023 November 15 / United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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 (800) 253-4419 www.nass.usda.gov
This report contains the results from the Weekly Broiler Hatchery Survey. Thanks to all who responded.

November 15, 2023

Media Contact: Anthony Prillaman

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 3 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 230 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 11, 2023, down 3 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 80.5 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.
Hatcheries in Alabama set 31.5 million eggs during the week ending November 11, 2023, down 8 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in Georgia set 34.3 million eggs during the same week, down 3 percent from a year ago.
Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down 4 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 177 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 11, 2023, down 4 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 7, 2023 through November 11, 2023 for the United States were 8.37 billion. Cumulative placements were down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Broiler growers in Alabama placed 23.4 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 11, 2023, down 4 percent from a year ago. Placements in Georgia totaled 26.6 million chicks, down slightly from a year ago.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set Selected States and United States: 2023

State

October 7, 2023

October 14, 2023

October 21, 2023

Week ending
October 28, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

Alabama ............. Florida ................ Georgia .............. South Carolina....

32,667 914
35,188 5,919

32,487 1,225
34,371 5,926

32,177 1,225
34,961 6,093

32,250 1,225
34,466 6,213

November 4, 2023
(1,000 eggs)
31,545 1,225
33,497 5,982

United States ......

227,016

225,285

225,827

231,185

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 15, 2023

223,895

November 11, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 31,459 1,225 34,306 6,264
230,167

Percent of previous year
(percent) 92
100 97
109
97

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Selected States and United States: 2023

State

October 7, 2023

October 14, 2023

October 21, 2023

Week ending
October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

(1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks) (1,000 chicks)

Alabama ............. Florida ................ Georgia .............. South Carolina....

23,607 1,018
28,516 4,865

23,936 1,281
26,968 4,452

23,217 0
26,780 4,398

23,322 1,085
26,455 4,916

23,505 1,207
26,543 4,698

United States ......

182,456

182,566

178,912

177,649

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 15, 2023

176,523

November 11, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 23,390 1,337 26,631 4,908
177,491

Percent of previous year
(percent) 96
101 100
96
96

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set Selected States and United States: 2023

State

October 7, 2023

October 14, 2023

Week ending

October 21, 2023

October 28, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

Alabama ................................. Arkansas ................................. Delaware ................................ Florida..................................... Georgia ................................... Kentucky ................................. Louisiana ................................ Maryland ................................. Mississippi .............................. Missouri ..................................

32,667 22,615
5,300 914
35,188 6,344 3,578 7,879
15,219 8,740

32,487 21,386
5,279 1,225 34,371 6,349 3,563 7,698 15,089 8,773

32,177 21,106
5,297 1,225 34,961 6,014 3,517 8,071 16,354 7,993

32,250 23,070
5,154 1,225 34,466 6,391 3,563 8,065 15,470 8,328

North Carolina......................... Oklahoma ............................... Pennsylvania .......................... South Carolina ........................ Texas ...................................... Virginia.................................... California, Tennessee,
and West Virginia ..............

21,922 5,876 7,270 5,919
16,877 5,655
13,316

22,380 5,873 7,221 5,926
16,388 5,594
13,678

22,230 6,353 7,157 6,093
16,656 5,735
12,707

24,074 6,279 6,769 6,213
18,463 5,765
13,583

Other States............................

11,737

12,005

12,181

12,057

United States ..........................

227,016

225,285

225,827

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 15, 2023

231,185

November 4, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 31,545 21,746 5,355 1,225 33,497 5,959 2,928 8,065 16,612 8,398
23,604 5,991 6,998 5,982
16,972 5,360
12,274
11,384
223,895

November 11, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 31,459 22,326 5,090 1,225 34,306 6,059 3,593 8,066 16,397 8,740
23,715 7,721 7,238 6,264
18,035 5,579
12,387
11,967
230,167

Broiler-Type Chicks Placed Selected States and United States: 2023

State

October 7, 2023

October 14, 2023

Week ending

October 21, 2023

October 28, 2023

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

Alabama ................................. Arkansas ................................. Delaware ................................ Florida..................................... Georgia ................................... Kentucky ................................. Louisiana ................................ Maryland ................................. Mississippi .............................. Missouri ..................................

23,607 21,257
5,120 1,018 28,516 4,867 3,031 5,456 13,387 5,293

23,936 20,372
4,457 1,281 26,968 5,376 3,028 6,070 13,453 5,395

23,217 20,443
4,080 0
26,780 5,195 2,814 5,524
13,230 5,331

23,322 19,015
5,697 1,085 26,455 5,077 2,709 4,840 12,052 5,273

North Carolina......................... Oklahoma ............................... Pennsylvania .......................... South Carolina ........................ Texas ...................................... Virginia.................................... California, Tennessee,
and West Virginia ..............

18,317 3,312 4,904 4,865
14,339 5,054
10,877

19,363 3,926 4,402 4,452
14,916 5,686
10,739

18,935 4,441 4,408 4,398
14,409 5,795
10,133

18,495 4,526 4,736 4,916
13,609 4,931
11,735

Other States............................

9,236

8,746

9,779

9,176

United States ..........................

182,456

182,566

178,912

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 15, 2023

177,649

November 4, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 23,505 18,934 4,505 1,207 26,543 5,022 2,410 5,708 12,096 5,315
18,139 3,584 4,621 4,698
13,430 5,392
12,005
9,409
176,523

November 11, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 23,390 18,483 5,903 1,337 26,631 4,985 2,385 4,223 13,220 4,847
17,944 4,262 4,786 4,908
13,801 5,699
11,394
9,293
177,491

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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