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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - January 2011

by 5m Editor
1 March 2011, at 9:16am

US - United States egg production totaled 7.83 billion during January 2011, up 1 per cent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report for December 2010.

January Egg Production Up One Per Cent

Production included 6.75 billion table eggs, and 1.08 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 70 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during January 2011 averaged 342 million, up slightly from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,289 eggs, up 1 per cent from January 2010.

All layers in the United States on 1 February 2011 totaled 340 million, up slightly from last year. The 340 million layers consisted of 283 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.99 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 February 2011, averaged 73.4 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 per cent from 1 February 2010.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 7 Per Cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during January 2011 totaled 41.4 million, up 7 per cent from January 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 39.7 million on 1 February 2011, up 1 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 220 thousand during January 2011, down 3 per cent from January 2010.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up One Per Cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2011 totaled 781 million, up 1 per cent from January 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 634 million on 1 February 2011, up 1 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.99 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during January 2011, down 3 per cent from January 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.