Ag stats: August chicken and egg production report for the mountain states region

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Published Friday, September 25, 2020

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during August 2020 was 119.9 million eggs, down 4 percent from July 2020 and down 4 percent from August 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in August 2020 was 4.71 million, up 2 percent from July 2020 but down 4 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,546 eggs, same as last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during August 2020 was 120.1 million eggs, up less than one-half percent from July 2020 and up 1 percent from August 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during August 2020 was 4.65 million, up 4 percent from July 2020 and up 4 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,581 eggs, down 3 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.29 billion during August 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.03 billion table eggs, and 1.26 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 85.1 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during August 2020 totaled 380 million, down 3 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,445 eggs, up 1 percent from August 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on September 1, 2020 totaled 382 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 382 million layers consisted of 317 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.29 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2020, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from September 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2020 totaled 50.0 million, up 8 percent from August 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.2 million on September 1, 2020, down 1 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 370,000 during August 2020, up 91 percent from August 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2020 totaled 837 million, down 2 percent from August 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 690 million on September 1, 2020, down 1 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.21 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2020, up 1 percent from August 2019.

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