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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - November 2009

by 5m Editor
23 December 2009, at 7:47am

US - US egg production totalled 7.55 billion during November 2009, up one per cent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> report for November 2009.

November egg production up one per cent

US egg production totalled 7.55 billion during November 2009, up one per cent from last year. Production included 6.52 billion table eggs, and 1.03 billion hatching eggs, of which 960 million were broiler-type and 67 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2009 averaged 337 million, down slightly from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,238 eggs, up one per cent from November 2008.

All layers in the US on 1 December 2009 totalled 339 million, down slightly from last year. The 339 million layers consisted of 282 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 53.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.90 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 December 2009, averaged 74.8 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from 1 December 2008.

Egg-type chicks hatched up two per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2009 totalled 34.9 million, up two per cent from November 2008. Eggs in incubators totalled 39.0 million on 1 December 2009, up 12 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 290,000 during November 2009, down nine per cent from November 2008.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2009 totalled 704 million, down slightly from November 2008. Eggs in incubators totalled 625 million on 1 December 2009, down one per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.26 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2009, up three per cent from November 2008.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.