Broiler hatchery news release 2023 November 22 / 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 22, 2023

Media Contact: Anthony Prillaman

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 2 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 237 million eggs in incubators during the week ending November 18, 2023, down 2 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 32.0 million eggs during the week ending November 18, 2023, down 8 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in Georgia set 36.1 million eggs during the same week, up slightly from a year ago.
Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down 1 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 182 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 18, 2023, down 1 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 7, 2023 through November 18, 2023 for the United States were 8.56 billion. Cumulative placements were down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Broiler growers in Alabama placed 22.9 million chicks for meat production during the week ending November 18, 2023, down 6 percent from a year ago. Placements in Georgia totaled 27.5 million chicks, up 5 percent from a year ago.

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

State

October 14, 2023

October 21, 2023

October 28, 2023

Week ending
November 4, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

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

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

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

31,846 1,225
34,656 6,213

31,545 1,225
33,997 5,982

November 11, 2023
(1,000 eggs)
31,930 1,349
35,320 6,264

United States ......

225,285

225,827

232,736

224,395

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 22, 2023

232,040

November 18, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 32,017 1,225 36,077 6,168
236,991

Percent of previous year
(percent) 92
100 100 103
98

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

State

October 14, 2023

October 21, 2023

October 28, 2023

Week ending
November 4, 2023

November 11, 2023

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

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

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

23,217 0
26,780 4,398

23,311 1,085
26,152 4,916

23,486 1,207
26,543 4,698

23,574 1,337
26,631 4,906

United States ......

182,566

178,912

177,500

176,771

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 22, 2023

177,646

November 18, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 22,865 1,317 27,474 4,579
182,315

Percent of previous year
(percent) 94 99
105 104
99

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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

State

October 14, 2023

October 21, 2023

Week ending

October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

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

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

31,846 23,613
5,154 1,225 34,656 6,667 3,563 8,065 15,470 8,630

31,545 21,746
5,355 1,225 33,997 5,959 2,928 8,065 16,612 8,398

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

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

24,424 6,719 6,705 6,213
18,463 5,765
13,583

23,604 5,991 6,998 5,982
16,972 5,360
12,274

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

12,005

12,181

11,975

11,384

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

225,285

225,827

232,736

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 22, 2023

224,395

November 11, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 31,930 22,326 4,873 1,349 35,320 6,059 3,593 8,066 16,397 8,740
23,715 7,721 7,173 6,264
18,035 5,579
12,933
11,967
232,040

November 18, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 32,017 23,645 5,060 1,225 36,077 6,504 3,578 8,065 16,934 8,812
24,454 7,707 7,227 6,168
18,301 5,783
13,356
12,078
236,991

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

State

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)

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

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

23,311 19,015
5,697 1,085 26,152 5,077 2,874 4,840 12,052 5,273

23,486 18,934
4,505 1,207 26,543 5,022 2,677 5,708 12,096 5,315

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

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

18,139 3,584 4,621 4,698
13,430 5,392
12,005

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

8,746

9,779

9,176

9,409

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

182,566

178,912

177,500

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, November 22, 2023

176,771

November 11, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 23,574 18,483 5,838 1,337 26,631 5,001 2,652 4,107 13,220 4,847
17,944 4,262 4,738 4,906
13,801 5,769
11,253
9,283
177,646

November 18, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 22,865 20,870 5,264 1,317 27,474 5,679 3,051 4,400 12,481 5,978
19,887 3,367 4,192 4,579
14,725 5,696
11,130
9,360
182,315

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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