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June Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
24 July 2007, at 8:57am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.36 billion during June 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

Production included 6.24 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2007 averaged 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,169 eggs, up slightly from June 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on July 1, 2007 totaled 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 339 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.75 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2007, averaged 72.0 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from July 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 7 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2007 totaled 40.0 million, up 7 percent from June 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.4 million on July 1, 2007, up 6 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 300,000 during June 2007, up 52 percent from June 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2007 totaled 810 million, up 3 percent from June 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 668 million on July 1, 2007, up 3 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.55 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2007, down 1 percent from June 2006.

Table Egg Layers
United States, 2005 - 2007
First of the Month



Table Egg Production
United States, 2005 - 2007
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