June egg production down 1%
The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
has reported that US egg production, which totalled 7.36 billion for the month
of June, is down 1% from last year.
Production per 100 layers was calculated at 2,169 eggs for the month. The
Chickens and Eggs report also showed that only two of the top 10 states in layer
numbers posted year-over-year growth in June, but not significantly.
total, table egg type layer numbers were down 2% from previous year levels.
Egg-type hatching layers were also down 2%.
Production included 6.24 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching
eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. All
layers in the country on July 1, 2007 totalled 339 million, down 1% from the
previous year, consisting of 279 million layers producing table or market type
eggs, 57 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.75 million
layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2007,
averaged 72.0 eggs per 100 layers - also down 1% from July 1, 2006.
Looking at the top 10 states in table egg layers in flocks of 30,000 and
above, Iowa was up 1% in layer numbers; Ohio down 9%; Indiana down 1%;
Pennsylvania down 5%; California up 1%; Texas down 1%; Nebraska down 6%;
Minnesota down 6%; Georgia down 2%; and Florida down 4%.
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