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24 March 2016

USDA Chickens and Eggs - 24 March 2016USDA Chickens and Eggs - 24 March 2016


Chickens and Eggs

February Egg Production Up 1 Percent

United States egg production totaled 7.79 billion during February 2016, including an extra day due to leap year; up 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.73 billion table eggs, and 1.06 billion hatching eggs, of which 980 million were broiler-type and 84 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during February 2016 averaged 356 million, down 3 percent from last year.

February egg production per 100 layers was 2,190 eggs, up 4 percent from February 2015. All layers in the United States on March 1, 2016 totaled 358 million, down 2 percent from last year. The 358 million layers consisted of 299 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.61 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2016, averaged 76.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from March 1, 2015.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 17 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2016 totaled 50.5 million, up 17 percent from February 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 51.1 million on March 1, 2016, up 11 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 189 thousand during February 2016, down 39 percent from February 2015.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2016 totaled 749 million, up 5 percent from February 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 650 million on March 1, 2016, up slightly from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.10 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during February 2016, up 2 percent from February 2015.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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