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USDA Chicken and Eggs Report – August 2011

by 5m Editor
23 August 2011, at 8:49am

US - Egg production totalled 7.74 billion during July 2011, up slightly from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> report.

July egg production up slightly

US egg production totalled 7.74 billion during July 2011, up slightly from last year. Production included 6.65 billion table eggs and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during July 2011 averaged 336 million, down one per cent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,304 eggs, up one per cent from July 2010.

All layers in the US on 1 August 2011 totalled 335 million, down one per cent from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 52.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.86 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 August 2011, averaged 74.2 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from 1 August 2010.

Egg-type chicks hatched down two per cent

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2011 totalled 37.4 million, down two per cent from July 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 37.1 million on August 1, 2011, up 11 per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 232,000 during July 2011, up six per cent from July 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down four per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2011 totalled 770 million, down four per cent from July 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 610 million on 1 August 2011, down six per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.44 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2011, down three per cent from July 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.