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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - July 2010

by 5m Editor
24 August 2010, at 12:13a.m.

US - US egg production totaled 7.69 billion during July 2010, 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 July 2010.

July egg production up one per cent

Production included 6.58 billion table eggs, and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 72 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2010 averaged 339 million, up 2 per cent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,270 eggs, down slightly from July 2009.

All layers in the US on 1 August 2010 totaled 338 million, up 2 per cent from last year. The 338 million layers consisted of 280 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.95 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 August 2010, averaged 73.2 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from 1 August 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up five per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2010 totaled 38.1 million, up 5 per cent from July 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 33.4 million on 1 August 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 218 thousand during July 2010, down 36 per cent from July 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up two per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2010 totaled 801 million, up 2 per cent from July 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 649 million on 1 August 2010, up 3 per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.52 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2010, up 5 per cent from July 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.