The top-three states accounted for 36.3% of the total lbs., liveweight, of broilers processed in the US in 2010. Last year, there were 8,649,536,000 broilers processed under federal inspection with a liveweight of 49,315,928,000 lbs. compared with 8,519,970,000 broilers weighing 47,613,466,000 lbs. in 2009, an increase of 1.5% in number of broilers and an increase of 3.6% in lbs. Only three of the 26 states identified by NASS in the report had a decrease in lbs. processed in 2010 compared with 2009: Georgia (-1.6%), New York (-5.7%) and New Jersey (-1.3%).
The following states experienced double-digit gains on a percentage increase basis – Florida (32.3%), Oklahoma (19.2%), and Louisiana (12.6%).