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November Egg Production Down Slightly

by 5m Editor
23 December 2008, at 6:13am

US - US egg production totaled 7.51 billion during November 2008, down slightly from last year.

Production included 6.47 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 970 million were broiler-type and 71 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2008 averaged 339 million, down 2 per cent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,217 eggs, up 1 per cent from November 2007.

All layers in the US on 1 December, 2008 totaled 341 million, down 1 per cent from last year. The 341 million layers consisted of 285 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 52.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.03 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 December, 2008, averaged 74.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 per cent from 1 December, 2007.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Per Cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2008 totaled 36.6 million, up 1 per cent from November 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 34.8 million on 1 December, 2008, down 3 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 317 thousand during November 2008, up 13 per cent from November 2007.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 7 Per Cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2008 totaled 706 million, down 7 per cent from November 2007. Eggs in incubators totaled 629 million on 1 December, 2008, down 7 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.22 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2008, down 5 per cent from November 2007.

Further Reading

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