Chicken and Eggs and Cold Storage Reports

On October 26, 2018, in Cold Storage, Production, by Debra Newman

United States egg production totaled 8.91 billion during September 2018, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.76 billion table eggs, and 1.15 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 85.5 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during September 2018 totaled 386 million, up 3 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,309 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2017. Click to read the full Chicken and Eggs report.

All layers in the United States on October 1, 2018 totaled 386 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 386 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.47 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2018, averaged 76.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from October 1, 2017.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2018 totaled 787 million, down slightly from September 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 649 million on October 1, 2018, down slightly from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.33 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2018, up 1 percent from September 2017.

Total frozen poultry supplies on September 30, 2018 were down slightly from the previous month but up 10 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 17 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 7 percent from last month and down 1 percent from September 30, 2017, according to USDA’s Cold Storage report.


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