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USDA Chickens and Eggs


28 February 2013

USDA Chickens and Eggs Annual - February 2013USDA Chickens and Eggs Annual - February 2013


Chickens and Eggs

Highlights

United States Average Number of Layers Up Slightly: Layer numbers during 2012 averaged 340 million, up slightly from the year earlier. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2012 was 274 eggs, up 1 percent from 2011.

United States Egg Production Up 1 Percent: Egg production during the year ending November 30, 2012 totaled 92.9 billion eggs, up 1 percent from 2011. Table egg production, at 80.5 billion eggs, was up 2 percent from the previous year. Hatching egg production, at 12.4 billion eggs, was down 3 percent from 2011.

United States December 1 Inventory Numbers: The total number of chickens on hand on December 1, 2012 (excluding commercial broilers) was 456 million birds, up 2 percent from last year.

United States Total Value: The total value of all chickens on December 1, 2012 was $1.85 billion, up 9 percent from December 1, 2011. The average value increased from $3.80 per bird on December 1, 2011, to $4.06 per bird on December 1, 2012.

February 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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