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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - December 2009

by 5m Editor
25 January 2010, at 11:03am

US - US egg production totalled 7.83 billion during December 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 December 2009.

Production included 6.76 billion table eggs, and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 995 million were broiler-type and 72 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during December 2009 averaged 340 million, down slightly from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,304 eggs, up 1 per cent from December 2009.

All layers in the US on 1 January 2010 totaled 340 million, down slightly from last year. The 340 million layers consisted of 284 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.94 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 January 2010, averaged 73.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 per cent from 1 January 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up seven per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during December 2009 totaled 39.7 million, up 7 per cent from December 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.9 million on 1 January 2010, up 6 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 309 thousand during December 2009, up 55 per cent from December 2008.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during December 2009 totaled 778 million, down slightly from December 2008. Eggs in incubators totaled 633 million on 1 January 2010, up slightly from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.66 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during December 2009, up 1 per cent from December 2008.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.