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USDA Chickens and Eggs


22 July 2013

USDA Chickens and Eggs - July 2013USDA Chickens and Eggs - July 2013


Chickens and Eggs

June Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.75 billion during June 2013, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.68 billion table eggs, and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 993 million were broiler-type and 74 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2013 averaged 345 million, up 2 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,249 eggs, up 1 percent from June 2012.

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2013 totaled 344 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 344 million layers consisted of 288 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 52.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.10 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2013, averaged 74.6 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from July 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2013 totaled 40.9 million, up 5 percent from June 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.3 million on July 1, 2013, up 5 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 189 thousand during June 2013, up 59 percent from June 2012.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2013 totaled 762 million, up 1 percent from June 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 629 million on July 1, 2013, up 3 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.01 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2013, up 3 percent from June 2012.

 

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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