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September Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
23 October 2007, at 9:07am

U.S. egg production totaled 7.37 billion during September 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Production included 6.27 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.03 billion were broiler-type and 64 million were eggtype. The total number of layers during September 2007 averaged 340 million, down 1 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,169 eggs, up slightly from September 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on October 1, 2007 totaled 340 million, down 1 percent 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 2.76 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2007, averaged 72.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from October 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 4 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2007 totaled 35.3 million, down 4 percent from September 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.4 million on October 1, 2007, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 300 thousand during September 2007, up 15 percent from September 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2007 totaled 784 million, up 2 percent from September 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 647 million on October 1, 2007, up 2 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.33 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2007, up 4 percent from September 2006.

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