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May Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
25 June 2007, at 10:58am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.58 billion during May 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

Production included 6.45 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2007 averaged 341 million, down 1 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,226 eggs, up 1 percent from May 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on June 1, 2007 totaled 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 339 million layers consisted of 280 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.82 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2007, averaged 72.4 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from June 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 3 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2007 totaled 38.5 million, down 3 percent from May 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.0 million on June 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 192,000 during May 2007, down 20 percent from May 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2007 totaled 837 million, up 3 percent from May 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 681 million on June 1, 2007, up 3 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.75 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2007, up 3 percent from May 2006.

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