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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report - November 2010

by 5m Editor
22 December 2010, at 8:08am

US - US egg production totalled 7.54 billion during November, 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 November 2010.

November egg production down slightly

United States egg production totalled 7.54 billion during November 2010, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.51 billion table eggs and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 970 million were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2010 averaged 338 million, down slightly from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,232 eggs, down slightly from November 2009.

All layers in the United States on 1 December 2010 totalled 340 million, up slightly from last year. The 340 million layers consisted of 283 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.71 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 December 2010, averaged 74.9 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from 1 December 2009.

Egg-type chicks hatched up 13 per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2010 totalled 38.9 million, up 13 per cent from November 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 37.4 million on 1 December 2010, down two per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 263,000 during November 2010, down nine per cent from November 2009.

Broiler-type chicks hatched up five per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2010 totalled 741 million, up five per cent from November 2009. Eggs in incubators totalled 638 million on 1 December 2010, up one per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.47 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2010, up two per cent from November 2009.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.