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USDA Chickens and Eggs


24 July 2012

USDA Chickens and Eggs - June Egg Production Down SlightlyUSDA Chickens and Eggs - June Egg Production Down Slightly

In the latest USDA Chickens and Eggs report, egg production was down slightly in June.
Chickens and Eggs

June Egg Production Down Slightly

United States egg production totaled 7.50 billion during June 2012, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.47 billion table eggs, and 1.03 billion hatching eggs, of which 965 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2012 averaged 337 million, up slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,227 eggs, down slightly from June 2011.

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2012 totaled 335 million, down slightly from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 281 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.81 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2012, averaged 73.9 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from July 1, 2011.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2012 totaled 39.4 million, up 1 percent from June 2011. Eggs in incubators totaled 34.2 million on July 1, 2012, down 1 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 119 thousand during June 2012, down 61 percent from June 2011.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2012 totaled 756 million, down 1 percent from June 2011. Eggs in incubators totaled 612 million on July 1, 2012, down 1 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.80 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2012, down 6 percent from June 2011.

Average Layers During the Month – United States


All Egg Production During the Month – United States

July 2012

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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