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USDA Chickens and Eggs


28 June 2016

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Chickens and Eggs

May Egg Production Up 5 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.52 billion during May 2016, up 5 percent from last year. Production included 7.36 billion table eggs, and 1.16 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.06 billion were broiler-type and 100 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during May 2016 averaged 361 million, up 4 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,362 eggs, up 1 percent from May 2015. All layers in the United States on June 1, 2016 totaled 360 million, up 8 percent from last year. The 360 million layers consisted of 302 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.85 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2016, averaged 76.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from June 1, 2015.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 18 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2016 totaled 57.1 million, up 18 percent from May 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 54.9 million on June 1, 2016, up 14 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 198 thousand during May 2016, down 16 percent from May 2015.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2016 totaled 808 million, down slightly from May 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 658 million on June 1, 2016, up slightly from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.08 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2016, up 7 percent from May 2015.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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