United States egg production totaled 9.62 billion during March 2019, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 8.42 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 March 2019 totaled 404 million, up 3 percent from last year. March egg production per 100 layers was 2,385 eggs, up 1 percent from March 2018, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report.

All layers in the United States on April 1, 2019 totaled 404 million, up 3 percent from last year. The 404 million layers consisted of 341 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.38 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on April 1, 2019, averaged 77.3 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from April 1, 2018.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during March 2019 totaled 836 million, up 1 percent from March 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 694 million on April 1, 2019, up 2 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.22 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during March 2019, up 1 percent from March 2018.