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USDA Chickens and Eggs

27 February 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs Summary of 2013 - 27 February 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs Summary of 2013 - 27 February 2014

Chickens and Eggs


United States Average Number of Layers Up 2 Percent: Layer numbers during 2013 averaged 346 million, up 2 percent from the year earlier. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2013 was 275 eggs, up slightly from 2012.

United States Egg Production Up 2 Percent: Egg production during the year ending November 30, 2013 totaled 95.2 billion eggs, up 2 percent from 2012. Table egg production, at 82.5 billion eggs, was up 2 percent from the previous year. Hatching egg production, at 12.7 billion eggs, was up 3 percent from 2012.

United States December 1 Inventory Numbers: The total number of chickens on hand on December 1, 2013 (excluding commercial broilers) was 464 million birds, up 1 percent from last year.

United States Total Value: The total value of all chickens on December 1, 2013 was $1.98 billion, up 7 percent from December 1, 2012. The average value increased from $4.06 per bird on December 1, 2012, to $4.27 per bird on December 1, 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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