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July Egg Production Up 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
23 August 2006, at 4:27pm

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.64 billion during July 2006, up 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

Production included 6.56 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 66 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2006 averaged 341 million, up 1 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,241 eggs, up slightly from July 2005.

All layers in the U.S. on August 1, 2006, totaled 341 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 341 million layers consisted of 284 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.76 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2006, averaged 71.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from August 1, 2005.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2006 totaled 33.2 million, down 5 percent from July 2005. Eggs in incubators totaled 31.4 million on August 1, 2006, down 14 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 320,000 during July 2006, up 32 percent from July 2005.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2006 totaled 800 million, down 1 percent from July 2005. Eggs in incubators totaled 660 million on August 1, 2006, down 1 percent from a year earlier. Leading breeders placed 6.46 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2006, down 3 percent from July 2005.

To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF)

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