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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - September 2009

by 5m Editor
27 October 2009, at 8:32am

US - US egg production totaled 7.37 billion during September 2009, up slightly from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report for September 2009.

September Egg Production Up Slightly

Production included 6.34 billion table eggs, and 1.03 billion hatching eggs, of which 961 million were broiler-type and 69 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2009 averaged 334 million, down slightly from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,209 eggs, up 1 per cent from September 2008.

All layers in the US on 1 October 2009 totaled 335 million, up slightly from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 52.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.88 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 October 2009, averaged 73.4 eggs per 100 layers, unchanged from 1 October 2008.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up Eight Per Cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2009 totaled 40.0 million, up 8 per cent from September 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 36.2 million on 1 October 2009, down slightly from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 212 thousand during September 2009, up 1 per cent from September 2008.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Two Per Cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2009 totaled 739 million, down 2 per cent from September 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 586 million on 1 October 2009, down 3 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.72 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2009, down 2 per cent from September 2008.

US Average Number of Layers
During the Month



US All Egg Production
During the Month

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.