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USDA Chickens and Eggs


22 August 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 August 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 August 2014


Chickens and Eggs

July Egg Production Up 4 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.29 billion during July 2014, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.19 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.03 billion were broiler-type and 74 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2014 averaged 352 million, up 2 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,354 eggs, up 2 percent from July 2013.

All layers in the United States on August 1, 2014 totaled 353 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 353 million layers consisted of 296 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.95 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2014, averaged 75.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from August 1, 2013.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 8 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2014 totaled 42.3 million, up 8 percent from July 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.5 million on August 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 275 thousand during July 2014, up 3 percent from July 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2014 totaled 784 million, up slightly from July 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 643 million on August 1, 2014, up 3 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 6.21 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2014, down 5 percent from July 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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