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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - September 2010

by 5m Editor
25 October 2010, at 10:03am

US - US egg production totalled 7.48 billion during September, 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 September 2010.

September egg production up one per cent

United States egg production totalled 7.48 billion during September 2010, up one per cent from last year. Production included 6.43 billion table eggs and 1.05 billion hatching eggs, of which 980 million were broiler-type and 70 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2010 averaged 337 million, up one per cent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,218 eggs, up slightly from September 2009.

All layers in the United States on 1 October 2010 totalled 335 million, up slightly from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.89 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.

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

Egg-type chicks hatched down one per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2010 totalled 40.3 million, down one per cent from September 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 39.4 million on 1 October 2010, up eight per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 262,000 during September 2010, up 19 per cent from September 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up three per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2010 totalled 761 million, up three per cent from September 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 621 million on 1 October 2010, up six per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.13 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2010, up slightly from September 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.