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June Egg Production Down Slightly

by 5m Editor
23 July 2008, at 6:55am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.37 billion during June 2008, down slightly from last year, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report.

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 egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2008 averaged 339 million, down slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,176 eggs, up slightly from June 2007.

All layers in the U.S. on July 1, 2008 totaled 337 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 337 million layers consisted of 278 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.1 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.69 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2008, averaged 73.3 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from July 1, 2007.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2008 totaled 42.5 million, up 5 percent from June 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 35.9 million on July 1, 2008, up 9 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 231 thousand during June 2008, down 23 percent from June 2007.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2008 totaled 806 million, down slightly from June 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 658 million on July 1, 2008, down 1 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.77 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2008, down slightly from June 2007.

U.S. Average Number of Layers
During the Month

U.S. All Egg Production
During the Month

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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