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USDA Chickens and Eggs


22 July 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 July 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 July 2014


Chickens and Eggs

June Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.96 billion during June 2014, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.90 billion table eggs, and 1.06 billion hatching eggs, of which 988 million were broiler-type and 75 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2014 averaged 352 million, up 2 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,264 eggs, up 1 percent from June 2013.

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2014 totaled 352 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 352 million layers consisted of 295 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.05 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2014, averaged 76.0 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from July 1, 2013.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2014 totaled 43.5 million, up 5 percent from June 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.3 million on July 1, 2014, up 6 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 172 thousand during June 2014, up 13 percent from June 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2014 totaled 763 million, down slightly from June 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 636 million on July 1, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.09 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2014, up 1 percent from June 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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