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August Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
24 September 2007, at 9:34am

U.S. egg production totaled 7.57 billion during August 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

Production included 6.44 billion table eggs, and 1.13 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2007 averaged 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,229 eggs, down slightly from August 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on September 1, 2007 totaled 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 339 million layers consisted of 281 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.73 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2007, averaged 71.7 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from September 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2007 totaled 36.8 million, up 3 percent from August 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 35.3 million on September 1, 2007, down 4 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 278,000 during August 2007, down 2 percent from August 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2007 totaled 829 million, up 2 percent from August 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 670 million on September 1, 2007, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.68 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2007, up 1 percent from August 2006.

Average Number of Layers
United States, 2005 - 2007
During the Month

All Egg Production
United States, 2005 - 2007
During the Month



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