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U.S. Layers Up 1 Percent, Egg Production Up 3
USAgNet - 11/27/2019

U.S. egg production totaled 9.61 billion during October 2019, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 8.41 billion table eggs, and 1.20 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.11 billion were broiler-type and 89.6 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2019 totaled 397 million, up 1 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,422 eggs, up 1 percent from October 2018.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2019 totaled 398 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 398 million layers consisted of 336 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.56 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2019, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from November 1, 2018.

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 52.4 million, down 5 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.9 million on November 1, 2019, up 6 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 199 thousand during October 2019, down 27 percent from October 2018.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 815 million, up 3 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on November 1, 2019, up 4 percent from a year ago.

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