Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2020 totaled 828 million, down 1-percent from June 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on July 1, 2020, up 1-percent from a year ago, based on USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report.

Leading breeders placed 8.75 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2020, up slightly from June 2019

Total layers in the United States on July 1, 2020 totaled 381 million, down 3-percent from last year. The 381 million layers consisted of 316 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.28 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2020, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, slightly up from July 1, 2019.

Total frozen poultry supplies on June 30, 2020 were up 4-percent from the previous month but down 3- percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down slightly from the previous month but up 2- percent from last year, according to USDA’s July Cold Storage report.