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USDA Chickens and Eggs


20 September 2013

USDA Chickens and Eggs - September 2013USDA Chickens and Eggs - September 2013


Chickens and Eggs

July Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.97 billion during July 2013, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.88 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 77 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2013 averaged 344 million, up 2 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,313 eggs, up slightly from July 2012.

All layers in the United States on August 1, 2013 totaled 345 million, up 3 percent from last year. The 345 million layers consisted of 289 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 52.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.15 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2013, averaged 74.5 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from August 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 8 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2013 totaled 38.5 million, up 8 percent from July 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 35.4 million on August 1, 2013, down 8 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 272 thousand during July 2013, up slightly from June 2012.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2013 totaled 782 million, up 2 percent from July 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 626 million on August 1, 2013, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.57 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2013, up 8 percent from July 2012.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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