Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2018 totaled 821 million, up 2 percent from June 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 689 million on July 1, 2018, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 9.33 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2018, up 13 percent from June 2017, according to USDA’s latest Chicken and Eggs report.

United States egg production totaled 8.83 billion during June 2018, a 2-percent increase from last year. Production included 7.67 billion table eggs, and 1.16 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.08 billion were broiler-type and 79.4 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during June 2018 totaled 386 million, up 4 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,289 eggs, down 1 percent from June 2017.

Total frozen poultry supplies on June 30, 2018 were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 6 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 10 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 5 percent from last month but down 1 percent from June 30, 2017, according to USDA’s July Cold Storage report.


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