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USDA Chicken and Eggs Report – October 2011

by 5m Editor
26 October 2011, at 10:17am

US - Egg production totalled 7.51 billion during September 2011, down slightly from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in its monthly <em>Chickens and Eggs</em> report.

September egg production down slightly

United States egg production totalled 7.51 billion during September 2011, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.49 billion table eggs and 1.02 billion hatching eggs, of which 952 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2011 averaged 336 million, down one per cent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,236 eggs, up one per cent from September 2010.

All layers in the United States on 1 October 2011 totalled 335 million, down slightly from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 281 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.95 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on 1 October 2011, averaged 74.6 eggs per 100 layers, up one per cent from October 1, 2010.

Egg-type chicks hatched up slightly

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2011 totalled 40.3 million, up slightly from September 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 36.5 million on 1 October 2011, down eight per cent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totalled 274,000 during September 2011, up nine per cent from September 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched down five per cent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2011 totalled 721 million, down five per cent from September 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 572 million on 1 October 2011, down eight per cent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.66 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2011, down seven per cent from September 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.