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USDA Chickens and Eggs


22 July 2015

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 July 2015USDA Chickens and Eggs - 22 July 2015


Chickens and Eggs

June Egg Production Down 9 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.41 billion during June 2015, down 9 percent from last year. Production included 6.30 billion table eggs, and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.03 billion were broiler-type and 78 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during June 2015 averaged 328 million, down 9 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,258 eggs, down slightly from June 2014.

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2015 totaled 328 million, down 9 percent from last year. The 328 million layers consisted of 270 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.23 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2015, averaged 75.3 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from July 1, 2014.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 7 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2015 totaled 46.9 million, up 7 percent from June 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 43.8 million on July 1, 2015, up 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 320 thousand during June 2015, up 86 percent from June 2014.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2015 totaled 787 million, up 3 percent from June 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 652 million on July 1, 2015, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.79 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2015, up 10 percent from June 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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