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Chickens and Eggs - June 2009

by 5m Editor
22 July 2009, at 8:02am

US - US egg production totalled 7.34 billion during June 2009, down slightly from last year. Four per cent fewer broiler chicks and six per cent more egg-type chicks were hatched, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> report for June 2009.

June egg production down slightly

US egg production totaled 7.34 billion during June 2009, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.29 billion table eggs, and 1.06 billion hatching eggs, of which 988 million were broiler-type and 70 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2009 averaged 333 million, down two per cent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,204 eggs, up one per cent from June 2008.

All layers in the US on July 1, 2009 totaled 332 million, down two per cent from last year. The 332 million layers consisted of 275 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.89 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2009, averaged 73.7 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from July 1, 2008.

Egg-type chicks hatched up six per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2009 totaled 43.5 million, up six per cent from June 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 32.4 million on July 1, 2009, down three per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 321,000 during June 2009, up 39 per cent from June 2008.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down four per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2009 totaled 771 million, down four per cent from June 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 631 million on July 1, 2009, down four per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.04 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2009, down two per cent from June 2008.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.