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January Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
28 February 2007, at 10:31pm

U.S. egg production totaled 7.64 billion during January 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Production included 6.54 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.03 billion were broiler-type and 67 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during January 2007 averaged 347 million, down 1 percent from last year.

January egg production per 100 layers was 2,200 eggs, down slightly from January 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on February 1, 2007 totaled 347 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 347 million layers consisted of 288 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.81 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on February 1, 2007, averaged 70.7 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from February 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 4 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during January 2007 totaled 36.9 million, up 4 percent from January 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 37.0 million on February 1, 2007, up 10 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 265,000 during January 2007, up 41 percent from January 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2007 totaled 797 million, down 1 percent from January 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 649 million on February 1, 2007, down 2 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.02 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during January 2007, up 3 percent from January 2006. To view the full report, including tables, please click here (PDF)

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