USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - January 2011

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.
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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

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