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USDA Chickens and Eggs


23 June 2015

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 23 June 2015USDA Chickens and Eggs - 23 June 2015


Chickens and Eggs

May Egg Production Down 5 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.00 billion during May 2015, down 5 percent from last year. Production included 6.86 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.06 billion were broiler-type and 83 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during May 2015 averaged 342 million, down 5 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,339 eggs, unchanged from May 2014. All layers in the United States on June 1, 2015 totaled 329 million, down 8 percent from last year. The 329 million layers consisted of 271 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.19 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2015, averaged 75.0 eggs per 100 layers, unchanged from June 1, 2014.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 3 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2015 totaled 47.7 million, down 3 percent from May 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.5 million on June 1, 2015, up 11 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 235 thousand during May 2015, up 5 percent from May 2014.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2015 totaled 809 million, up 3 percent from May 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 657 million on June 1, 2015, up 2 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.54 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2015, down 1 percent from May 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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