United States egg production totaled 8.79 billion during April 2018, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 7.65 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.06 billion were broiler-type and 79.6 million were egg-type.

The average number of layers during April 2018 totaled 386 million, up 3 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,277 eggs, down 2 percent from April 2017, according to USDA’s latest Chicken and Eggs report.

Layers in the U.S. on May 1, 2018 totaled 385 million, up 3 percent from last year. The 385 million layers consisted of 322 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.46 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2018, averaged 75.8 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from May 1, 2017.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2018 totaled 58.9 million, up 12 percent from April 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 56.6 million on May 1, 2018, up 17 percent from a year ago.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 1 Percent Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2018 totaled 803 million, up 1 percent from April 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 691 million on May 1, 2018, up 4 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.71 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during April 2018, up 9 percent from April 2017.

Total frozen poultry supplies on April 30, 2018 were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 1 percent from the previous month but up 9 percent from last year according to USDA’s latest Cold Storage report.

 

 

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