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USDA Chicken and Eggs Report - November 2011

by 5m Editor
23 November 2011, at 9:04am

US - Egg production totalled 7.78 billion during October 2011, up one per cent last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in its monthly Chickens and Eggs report for November 2011.

October egg production up one per cent

United States egg production totalled 7.78 billion during October 2011, up one per cent from last year.

Production included 6.74 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 968 million were broiler-type and 70 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during October 2011 averaged 336 million, down slightly from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,317 eggs, up one per cent from October 2010.

All layers in the United States on 1 November 2011 totalled 337 million, down slightly from last year.

The 337 million layers consisted of 283 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 50.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.94 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 November 2011, averaged 74.7 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from 1 November 2010.

Egg-type chicks hatched down eight per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2011 totalled 37.8 million, down 8 per cent from October 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.3 million on 1 November 2011, down slightly from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 266 thousand during October 2011, up 56 per cent from October 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down seven per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2011 totaled 717 million, down seven per cent from October 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 575 million on 1 November 2011, down seven per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.29 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2011, down nine per cent from October 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.