Chickens and Eggs - 2009 Summary

US - Tha annual summary of the Chickens and Eggs report from USDA NASS highlights that there were one per cent fewer laying hens in 2009 than the previous year, while total egg production was up slightly on the previous year.
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US average number of layers down one per cent: Layer numbers during 2009 averaged 337 million, down one per cent from the year earlier. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2009 was 268 eggs, up one per cent from 2008.

US egg production up slightly: Egg production during the year ending 30 November 2009 totalled 90.4 billion eggs, up slightly from 2008. Table egg production, at 77.7 billion eggs, was up one per cent from the previous year. Hatching egg production, at 12.7 billion eggs, was down five per cent from 2008.

US 1 December inventory numbers: The total number of chickens on hand on 1 December 2009 (excluding commercial broilers) was 450 million birds, up one per cent from last year.

US total value: The total value of all chickens on 1 December 2009 was $1.50 billion, down one per cent from 1 December 2008. The average value decreased from $3.39 per bird on 1 December 2008 to $3.34 per bird on 1 December 2009.

This report no longer contains annual estimates of Puerto Rico chickens and eggs.

Further Reading

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