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November Egg Production Down 1 Percent

by 5m Editor
24 December 2007, at 10:13am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.51 billion during November 2007, down 1 percent from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

November Egg Production Down 1 Percent

Production included 6.42 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 66 million were eggtype.

The total number of layers during November 2007 averaged 343 million, down 1 percent from last year.

November egg production per 100 layers was 2,190 eggs, up 1 percent from November 2006.

All layers in the U.S. on December 1, 2007 totaled 343 million, down 2 percent from last year. The 343 million layers consisted of 284 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.83 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2007, averaged 73.1 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from December 1, 2006.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 8 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2007 totaled 34.0 million, up 8 percent from November 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 35.9 million on December 1, 2007, up 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 281 thousand during November 2007, up 36 percent from November 2006.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 4 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2007 totaled 761 million, up 4 percent from November 2006. Eggs in incubators totaled 678 million on December 1, 2007, up 4 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.44 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2007, down 2 percent from November 2006.

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