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22 November 2013

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 November 2013USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 November 2013


Chickens and Eggs

October Egg Production Up 2 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.13 billion during October 2013, up 2 percent from last year. Production included 7.06 billion table eggs, and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 993 million were broiler-type and 78 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during October 2013 averaged 346 million, up 1 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,351 eggs, up 1 percent from October 2012.

All layers in the United States on November 1, 2013 totaled 347 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 347 million layers consisted of 292 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.07 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2013, averaged 75.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from November 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 13 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2013 totaled 41.2 million, up 13 percent from October 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.7 million on November 1, 2013, up 15 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 153 thousand during October 2013, down 18 percent from October 2012.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2013 totaled 736 million, up 1 percent from October 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 592 million on November 1, 2013, up 4 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.23 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2013, down 1 percent from October 2012.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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