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July Egg Production Up Slightly

by 5m Editor
25 August 2008, at 9:46am

US - U.S. egg production totaled 7.60 billion during July 2008, up slightly from last year, reports the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

July Egg Production Up Slightly

U.S. egg production totaled 7.60 billion during July 2008, up slightly from last year. Production included 6.49 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 64 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2008 averaged 336 million, down 1 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,262 eggs, up 1 percent from July 2007.

All layers in the U.S. on August 1, 2008 totaled 335 million, down 2 percent from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 277 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.2 million layers producing broiler- type hatching eggs, and 2.69 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2008, averaged 72.5 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from August 1, 2007.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2008 totaled 37.9 million, up 5 percent from July 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.0 million on August 1, 2008, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 244 thousand during July 2008, up 33 percent from July 2007.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2008 totaled 807 million, down 2 percent from July 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 651 million on August 1, 2008, down 3 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.07 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2008, up 6 percent from July 2007.

Further Reading

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