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Poultry income down in Georgia in 2002

by 5m Editor
23 September 2003, at 12:00am

US - Georgia Poultry Facts 2003 Edition. This publication is a compilation of statistical data on poultry released by the Georgia Agricultural Statistics.

Poultry income down in Georgia in 2002 - US - Georgia Poultry Facts 2003 Edition. This publication is a compilation of statistical data on poultry released by the Georgia Agricultural Statistics.

SUMMARY - 2002

The total farm value of poultry and eggs produced in Georgia decreased 18 percent to $2.30 billion for the 2002 production year. Value of production from broilers totaled $1.94 billion, down 20 percent from 2001. The value of production for all eggs was $356 million, down 3 percent from 2001. The sale of chickens excluding broilers totaled 16.9 million birds with a value of sales of $10.4 million.

BROILER PRODUCTION

For the nineteenth consecutive year, Georgia has been the leader in broiler production with 1.29 billion birds in 2002. Production increased 3 percent from 1.25 billion broilers produced in 2001. Pounds produced in 2002 totaled 6.45 billion. The average price received per pound for broilers in 2002 was 30.0 cents per pound, down 9.0 cents from the 2001 average price.

Georgia ranked first in the number of broilers produced and accounted for 15 percent of the number and pounds of the Nation’s broiler production in 2002. For the eighth consecutive year, Georgia ranked number one in the Nation in value of broiler production.

EGG PRODUCTION

Egg production in Georgia for the year ending November 30, 2002, totaled 4.96 billion eggs, 2 percent less than in 2001.

The number of layers averaged 20.5 million in 2002, 3 percent less than the previous year. In hatching egg flocks, the average number of layers was up 1 percent, to 9.52 million from 9.40 million in 2001. The average number of layers in table egg flocks was 10.9 million in 2002.

All layers in Georgia produced an average of 243 eggs per hen in 2002, 1 egg more than 2001's average of 242. Hatching egg flocks produced 2.11 billion eggs during 2002, 1 percent more than the previous year. Table egg flocks produced 2.85 billion eggs in 2002, 5 percent less than 2001. The average price for all eggs in 2002 was 86.1 cents per dozen, 0.7 cents less than the previous year. Table egg prices averaged 38.6 cents per dozen, down 4.0 cents from the previous year. Hatching egg prices averaged $1.56 per dozen, down 2.5 cents from the previous year.

Georgia’s total egg production was 57 percent table eggs and 43 percent hatching eggs. Georgia ranked sixth in the Nation in 2002 in both the average number of layers and in total egg production. Iowa was the leading State in both layers and egg production followed by Ohio.

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Source: Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service - 2003

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