Ag stats: August 2022 mountain states region chickens and eggs report

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Published Sunday, September 25, 2022

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during August 2022 was 55.5 million eggs, up 1 percent from July 2022 but down 56 percent from August 2021 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in August 2022 was 2.27 million, up 6 percent from July 2022 but down 52 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,449 eggs, down 8 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during August 2022 was 137.5 million eggs, up 2 percent from July 2022 but down 9 percent from August 2021 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during August 2022 was 5.14 million, up 4 percent from July 2022 but down 11 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,678 eggs, up 2 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.10 billion during August 2022, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 7.78 billion table eggs, and 1.32 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.23 billion were broiler-type and 91.0 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during August 2022 totaled 371 million, down 3 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,450 eggs, up 2 percent from August 2021. 

Total layers in the United States on September 1, 2022 totaled 372 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 372 million layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.55 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2022, averaged 79.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from September 1, 2021. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2022 totaled 56.0 million, up 13 percent from August 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.2 million on September 1, 2022, up 9 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 249 thousand during August 2022, down 25 percent from August 2021. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2022 totaled 865 million, up 3 percent from August 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 734 million on September 1, 2022, up 3 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 7.68 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2022, down 12 percent from August 2021.

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