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USDA Chickens and Eggs


24 August 2015

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 24 August 2015USDA Chickens and Eggs - 24 August 2015


Chickens and Eggs

July Egg Production Down 10 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.67 billion during July 2015, down 10 percent from last year. Production included 6.53 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 July 2015 averaged 329 million, down 9 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,333 eggs, down 1 percent from July 2014.

All layers in the United States on August 1, 2015 totaled 329 million, down 9 percent from last year. The 329 million layers consisted of 271 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.30 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2015, averaged 75.0 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from August 1, 2014.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2015 totaled 42.6 million, up 1 percent from July 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 44.4 million on August 1, 2015, up 12 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 267 thousand during July 2015, down 3 percent from July 2014.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2015 totaled 805 million, up 2 percent from July 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 646 million on August 1, 2015, up slightly from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.43 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2015, up 20 percent from July 2014.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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