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USDA Chickens and Eggs


24 October 2016

USDA Chickens and Eggs - September 2016USDA Chickens and Eggs - September 2016


Chickens and Eggs

September Egg Production Up 10 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.30 billion during September 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.21 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 85.7 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2016 averaged 361 million, up 7 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,302 eggs, up 2 percent from September 2015. All layers in the United States on October 1, 2016 totaled 361 million, up 7 percent from last year. The 361 million layers consisted of 304 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.48 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2016, averaged 76.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from October 1, 2015.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 10 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2016 totaled 44.3 million, down 10 percent from September 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.7 million on October 1, 2016, down 18 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 181 thousand during September 2016, down 18 percent from September 2015.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2016 totaled 771 million, up 1 percent from September 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 628 million on October 1, 2016, up 3 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.04 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2016, down 18 percent from September 2015.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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