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USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - June 2011

by 5m Editor
22 June 2011, at 10:50am

US - United States egg production totalled 7.78 billion during May 2011, up one per cent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

May egg production up one per cent

United States egg production totalled 7.78 billion during May 2011, up one per cent from last year. Production included 6.67 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 May 2011 averaged 338 million, down slightly from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,302 eggs, up one per cent from May 2010.

All layers in the United States on 1 June 2011 totalled 336 million, down one per cent from last year. The 336 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 3.01 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 June 2011, averaged 74.1 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from 1 June 2010.

Egg-type chicks hatched up slightly

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2011 totalled 43.3 million, up slightly from May 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 37.6 million on 1 June 2011, down two per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 211,000 during May 2011, down eight per cent from May 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up one per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2011 totalled 807 million, up one per cent from May 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 642 million on 1 June 2011, down two per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.72 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2011, down eight per cent from May 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.