Ag stats: April 2020 mountain states region chickens and eggs report

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Published Friday, May 22, 2020

COLORADO

Colorado egg production during April 2020 was 135.4 million eggs, up 1 percent from March 2020 and up 10 percent from April 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in April 2020 was 5.46 million, up 5 percent from March 2020 and up 9 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,478 eggs, up 1 percent from last year.

UTAH

Utah egg production during April 2020 was 116.4 million eggs, up 1 percent from March 2020 but down 5 percent from April 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during April 2020 was 4.67 million, up 5 percent from March 2020 but down 6 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,495 eggs, up 1 percent from last year.

UNITED STATES

United States egg production totaled 9.13 billion during April 2020, down 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.93 billion table eggs, and 1.20 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.12 billion were broiler-type and 86.8 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during April 2020 totaled 393 million, down 3 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,322 eggs, up slightly from April 2019.

Total layers in the United States on May 1, 2020 totaled 390 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.35 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2020, averaged 76.8 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from May 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2020 totaled 61.2 million, up 1 percent from April 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.5 million on May 1, 2020, down 11 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 243 thousand during April 2020, down 18 percent from April 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2020 totaled 774 million, down 6 percent from April 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 661 million on May 1, 2020, down 6 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.16 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during April 2020, up 11 percent from April 2019.

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