November Egg Production Down 9 Percent
United States egg production totaled 7.66 billion during November 2015, down
9 percent from last year. Production included 6.57 billion table eggs, and
1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 82
million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2015
averaged 339 million, down 7 percent from last year. November egg production
per 100 layers was 2,259 eggs, down 2 percent from November 2014.
All layers in the United States on December 1, 2015 totaled 341 million,
7 percent from last year. The 341 million layers consisted of 283 million
layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.4 million layers producing
broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.43 million layers producing egg-type
hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2015, averaged 75.6 eggs
per 100 layers, down 2 percent from December 1, 2014.
Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 26 Percent
Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2015 totaled 46.0 million, up
26 percent from November 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 48.5 million on
December 1, 2015, up 15 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply
flocks by leading breeders totaled 217 thousand during November 2015, up
45 percent from November 2014.
Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Slightly
Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2015 totaled 733 million, down
slightly from November 2014. Eggs in incubators totaled 646 million on
December 1, 2015, down 1 percent from a year ago.
Leading breeders placed 7.23 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future
domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2015, down 5 percent from