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May Egg Production Down One Per Cent

by 5m Editor
24 June 2008, at 12:40pm

US - Report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.

U.S. egg production totaled 7.57 billion during May 2008, down 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.43 billion table eggs, and 1.15 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.08 billion were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2008 averaged 340 million, down 1 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,226 eggs, unchanged from May 2007.

All layers in the U.S. on June 1, 2008 totaled 340 million, down slightly from last year. The 340 million layers consisted of 280 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.79 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2008, averaged 71.7 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from June 1, 2007.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 12 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2008 totaled 42.7 million, up 12 percent from May 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 37.6 million on June 1, 2008, down 2 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 233 thousand during May 2008, up 22 percent from May 2007.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2008 totaled 824 million, down 1 percent from May 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on June 1, 2008, down 1 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.96 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2008, down 1 percent from May 2007.

U.S. Average Number of Layers
During the Month



U.S. All Egg Production
During the Month


Further Reading

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