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July Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
22 August 2007, at 7:56am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.57 billion during July 2007, down 1 percent from last year.

July Egg Production Down 1 Percent

Production included 6.44 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 66 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2007 averaged 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,234 eggs, down slightly from July 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on August 1, 2007 totaled 340 million, down slightly from last year. The 340 million layers consisted of 281 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.72 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2007, averaged 72.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from August 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 9 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2007 totaled 35.6 million, up 9 percent from July 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.7 million on August 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 183,000 during July 2007, down 43 percent from July 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2007 totaled 821 million, up 2 percent from July 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 676 million on August 1, 2007, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.91 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2007, up 7 percent from July 2006.

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