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USDA Chickens and Eggs


23 December 2014

USDA Chickens and Eggs 23 December 2014USDA Chickens and Eggs 23 December 2014


Chickens and Eggs

November Egg Production Up 3 Per cen

United States egg production totaled 8.31 billion during November 2014, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.26 billion table eggs, and 1.06 billion hatching eggs, of which 986 million were broiler-type and 72 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during November 2014 averaged 360 million, up 1 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,308 eggs, up 1 percent from November 2013. All layers in the United States on December 1, 2014 totaled 362 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 362 million layers consisted of 306 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.1 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.97 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2014, averaged 77.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from December 1, 2013.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 12 Per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2014 totaled 36.5 million, down 12 percent from November 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 42.0 million on December 1, 2014, up 2 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 325 thousand during November 2014, up 83 percent from November 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2014 totaled 733 million, up 3 percent from November 2013. Eggs in incubators totaled 651 million on December 1, 2014, up 3 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.59 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2014, up 5 percent from November 2013.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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