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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - July 2010

by 5m Editor
24 August 2010, at 12:13am

US - US egg production totaled 7.69 billion during July 2010, up one per cent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report for July 2010.

July egg production up one per cent

Production included 6.58 billion table eggs, and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 72 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2010 averaged 339 million, up 2 per cent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,270 eggs, down slightly from July 2009.

All layers in the US on 1 August 2010 totaled 338 million, up 2 per cent from last year. The 338 million layers consisted of 280 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.95 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 August 2010, averaged 73.2 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from 1 August 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up five per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2010 totaled 38.1 million, up 5 per cent from July 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.4 million on 1 August 2010, up 6 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 218 thousand during July 2010, down 36 per cent from July 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up two per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2010 totaled 801 million, up 2 per cent from July 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 649 million on 1 August 2010, up 3 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.52 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2010, up 5 per cent from July 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.