August Egg Production Down One Per Cent

US - US egg production totaled 7.55 billion during August 2008, down 1 per cent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.
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Production included 6.45 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2008 averaged 335 million, down 2 per cent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,252 eggs, up 1 per cent from August 2007.

All layers in the US on September 1, 2008 totaled 335 million, down 2 per cent from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 278 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.73 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2008, averaged 72.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 per cent from September 1, 2007.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 2 Per Cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2008 totaled 36.3 million, down 2 per cent from August 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 36.3 million on September 1, 2008, up 4 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 279,000 during August 2008, up slightly from August 2007.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 3 Per Cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2008 totaled 800 million, down 3 per cent from August 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 639 million on September 1, 2008, down 5 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 8.03 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2008, up 3 per cent from August 2007.

US Average Number of Layers
During the Month

US All Egg Production
During the Month

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