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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - May 2010

by 5m Editor
23 June 2010, at 6:04am

US - US egg production totalled 7.69 billion during May, one per cent more than the same month last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Chickens and Eggs report for May 2010.

May egg production up one per cent

US egg production totaled 7.69 billion during May 2010, up 1 per cent from last year. Production included 6.58 billion table eggs, and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 73 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2010 averaged 338 million, up slightly from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,276 eggs, up 1 per cent from May 2009.

All layers in the US on 1 June 2010 totaled 337 million, up 1 per cent from last year. The 337 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.94 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.

Rate of lay per day on 1 June 2010, averaged 73.6 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 per cent from 1 June 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up sic per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2010 totaled 43.1 million, up 6 per cent from May 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 39.3 million on 1 June 2010, down slightly from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 230 thousand during May 2010, down 16 per cent from May 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up one per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2010 totaled 798 million, up 1 per cent from May 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 655 million on 1 June 2010, up 2 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 8.01 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2010, up 5 per cent from May 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.