Broiler hatchery news release 2023 December 6 / 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.

December 6, 2023

Media Contact: Anthony Prillaman

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 1 Percent
Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 239 million eggs in incubators during the week ending December 2, 2023, down 1 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week in the United States was 79.9 percent. Average hatchability is calculated by dividing chicks hatched during the week by eggs set three weeks earlier.
Hatcheries in Alabama set 32.5 million eggs during the week ending December 2, 2023, down 7 percent from a year ago. Hatcheries in Georgia set 34.7 million eggs during the same week, down 3 percent from a year ago.
Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down 2 Percent
Broiler growers in the United States weekly program placed 184 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 2, 2023, down 2 percent from a year ago. Cumulative placements from the week ending January 7, 2023 through December 2, 2023 for the United States were 8.92 billion. Cumulative placements were down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Broiler growers in Alabama placed 21.4 million chicks for meat production during the week ending December 2, 2023, down 17 percent from a year ago. Placements in Georgia totaled 27.9 million chicks, up 12 percent from a year ago.

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

State

October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

November 11, 2023

Week ending
November 18, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

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

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

31,284 1,225
33,874 5,982

31,930 1,225
35,320 6,264

32,104 1,225
35,394 6,186

November 25, 2023
(1,000 eggs)
32,933 1,225
35,558 5,894

United States ......

232,736

227,004

233,099

236,441

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, December 6, 2023

238,103

December 2, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 32,541 1,225 34,691 5,978
238,801

Percent of previous year
(percent) 93
100 97 99
99

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

State

October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

November 11, 2023

Week ending
November 18, 2023

November 25, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

22,806 1,317
27,323 4,567

21,549 1,074
27,500 5,231

United States ......

177,500

176,771

177,646

181,965

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, December 6, 2023

179,351

December 2, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 21,415 1,076 27,875 5,087
183,896

Percent of previous year
(percent) 83 81
112 101
98

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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

State

October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

Week ending

November 11, 2023

November 18, 2023

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

(1,000 eggs)

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

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

31,284 23,436
5,355 1,225 33,874 6,609 2,928 8,065 16,612 8,208

31,930 24,146
4,873 1,225 35,320 6,059 3,593 8,066 16,397 8,815

32,104 23,645
4,897 1,225 35,394 6,504 3,578 8,065 16,934 8,812

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

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

24,052 6,430 6,933 5,982
16,851 5,360
12,320

24,078 7,607 7,173 6,264
17,672 5,609
12,233

24,454 7,444 7,211 6,186
18,301 5,783
13,745

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

11,975

11,480

12,039

12,159

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

232,736

227,004

233,099

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, December 6, 2023

236,441

November 25, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 32,933 23,912 5,118 1,225 35,558 6,979 3,594 8,062 16,960 8,448
24,838 6,992 7,225 5,894
18,519 5,768
13,968
12,110
238,103

December 2, 2023
(1,000 eggs) 32,541 24,363 5,107 1,225 34,691 6,781 3,594 8,065 16,733 8,844
24,868 7,167 7,501 5,978
18,526 6,251
14,499
12,067
238,801

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

State

October 28, 2023

November 4, 2023

Week ending

November 11, 2023

November 18, 2023

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

(1,000 chicks)

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

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

23,574 18,483
5,838 1,337 26,631 5,001 2,652 4,107 13,220 4,847

22,806 20,877
5,346 1,317 27,323 5,581 3,051 4,357 12,519 5,978

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

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

17,944 4,262 4,738 4,906
13,801 5,769
11,253

20,009 3,367 4,125 4,567
14,665 5,762
10,951

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

9,176

9,409

9,283

9,364

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

177,500

176,771

177,646

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Broiler Hatchery, December 6, 2023

181,965

November 25, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 21,549 21,210 5,625 1,074 27,500 5,468 2,428 5,002 13,465 5,059
18,804 3,692 4,365 5,231
13,480 5,362
11,302
8,735
179,351

December 2, 2023
(1,000 chicks) 21,415 21,180 5,013 1,076 27,875 5,076 2,951 5,081 13,429 5,403
20,771 4,843 4,737 5,087
14,202 5,349
11,185
9,223
183,896

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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