The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Chickens and Eggs and Cold Storage Report for September 2019 is now available.

All layers in the United States on September 1, 2019 totaled 393 million, up slightly from last year. The 393 million layers consisted of 331 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.29 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2019, averaged 77.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from September 1, 2018. Click the link to read USDA’s September Chickens and Eggs report.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2019 totaled 853 million, up 2 percent from August 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 694 million on September 1, 2019, up 3 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.64 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2019, up 4 percent from August 2018.

Total frozen poultry supplies on August 31, 2019 were up 4 percent from the previous month but down 5 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 6 percent from the previous month but down 3 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 1 percent from last month but down 7 percent from August 31, 2018. Click the link to read USDA’s September Cold Storage report.

 

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