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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - October 2010

by 5m Editor
23 November 2010, at 9:06am

US - US egg production totalled 7.68 billion during October, down slightly from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> report for October 2010.

October egg production down slightly

United States egg production totalled 7.68 billion during October 2010, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.60 billion table eggs and 1.08 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 71 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during October 2010 averaged 336 million, up slightly from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,285 eggs, down slightly from October 2009.

All layers in the United States on 1 November 2010 totalled 336 million, down slightly from last year. The 336 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.96 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 November 2010, averaged 73.8 eggs per 100 layers, down one per cent from 1 November 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up 10 per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2010 totalled 41.3 million, up 10 per cent from October 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 38.6 million on 1 November 2010, up 12 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 170,000 during October 2010, down 39 per cent from October 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up five per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2010 totalled 767 million, up five per cent from October 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 618 million on 1 November 2010, up seven per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.88 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2010, up eight per cent from October 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.