USDA Chickens and Eggs
28 November 2016
October Egg Production Up 10 Percent
United States egg production totaled 8.63 billion during October 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.51 billion table eggs, and 1.13 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 84.7 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during October 2016 averaged 362 million, up 7 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,388 eggs, up 3 percent from October 2015. All layers in the United States on November 1, 2016 totaled 362 million, up 6 percent from last year. The 362 million layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.37 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2016, averaged 77.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from November 1, 2015.
Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 12 Percent
Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2016 totaled 44.1 million, down 12 percent from October 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 41.7 million on November 1, 2016, down 11 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 324 thousand during October 2016, down 2 percent from October 2015.
Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent
Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2016 totaled 778 million, up 3 percent from October 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 630 million on November 1, 2016, up 4 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 6.91 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2016, up 1 percent from October 2015.
Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
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