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USDA Chicken and Eggs Report – July 2011

by 5m Editor
25 July 2011, at 9:44am

US - Egg production totalled 7.50 billion during June 2011, up slightly from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

June egg production up slightly

United States egg production totalled 7.50 billion during June 2011, up slightly from last year. Production included 6.44 billion table eggs and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 999 million were broiler-type and 69 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during June 2011 averaged 336 million, down one per cent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,230 eggs, up one per cent from June 2010.

All layers in the United States on 1 July 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, 54.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.83 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.

Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2011, averaged 74.4 eggs per 100 layers, up two per cent from July 1, 2010.

Egg-type chicks hatched down seven per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2011 totalled 39.3 million, down seven per cent from June 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 34.0 million on 1 July 2011, down 10 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 302,000 during June 2011, down five per cent from June 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down two per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2011 totalled 768 million, down two per cent from June 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 622 million on 1 July 2011, down five per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.07 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2011, down one per cent from June 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.