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22 September 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 September 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 September 2014


Chickens and Eggs

August Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.39 billion during August 2014, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.29 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 73 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2014 averaged 357 million, up 2 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,347 eggs, up 1 percent from August 2013.

All layers in the United States on September 1, 2014 totaled 357 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 357 million layers consisted of 301 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.01 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2014, averaged 75.4 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from September 1, 2013.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2014 totaled 39.4 million, up 3 percent from August 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.7 million on September 1, 2014, up 9 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 251 thousand during August 2014, down 27 percent from August 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2014 totaled 789 million, up 1 percent from August 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 637 million on September 1, 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.44 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2014, up 4 percent from August 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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