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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 <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> 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.