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USDA Chickens and Eggs


23 June 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 23 June 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs - 23 June 2014


Chickens and Eggs

May Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.24 billion during May 2014, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.15 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 78 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2014 averaged 352 million, up 2 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,337 eggs, up slightly from May 2013.

All layers in the United States on June 1, 2014 totaled 352 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 352 million layers consisted of 296 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.08 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2014, averaged 74.9 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from June 1, 2013.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2014 totaled 49.1 million, down 1 percent from May 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 42.5 million on June 1, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 224 thousand during May 2014, up 28 percent from May 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2014 totaled 781 million, up slightly from May 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 642 million on June 1, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.60 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2014, up slightly from May 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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