Total layers in the United States on August 1, 2020 totaled 378 million, a 4- percent decrease from last year. The 378 million layers consisted of 314 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.30 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2020, averaged 79.7 eggs per 100 layers, a 2-percent increase from August 1, 2019, according to USDA August Chickens and Eggs report.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2020 totaled 851 million, up slightly from July 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 688 million on August 1, 2020, down 2-percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.24 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2020, down 3- percent from July 2019.

Total frozen poultry supplies on July 31, 2020 were up 4-percent from the previous month but down slightly from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 1-percent from the previous month and up 3-percent from last year, according to USDA’s latest Cold Storage report.