Ag stats: December 2020 chickens and eggs report

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Published Saturday, January 23, 2021

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during December 2020 was 143.3 million eggs, up 5 percent from November 2020 and up 4 percent from December 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in December 2020 was 5.59 million, up 3 percent from November 2020 and up 6 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,565 eggs, down 2 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during December 2020 was 132.8 million eggs, up 3 percent from November 2020 and up 6 percent from December 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during December 2020 was 5.14 million, up 3 percent from November 2020 and up 10 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,582 eggs, down 4 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.60 billion during December 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.33 billion table eggs, and 1.26 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 87.4 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during December 2020 averaged 391 million, down 3 percent from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,453 eggs, up 1 percent from December 2019. 

All layers in the United States on January 1, 2021 totaled 391 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 391 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.37 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on January 1, 2021, averaged 78.3 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from January 1, 2020. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during December 2020 totaled 53.4 million, up 16 percent from December 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 50.8 million on January 1, 2021, up 6 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 461 thousand during December 2020, up 53 percent from December 2019.E 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during December 2020 totaled 848 million, down 1 percent from December 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 712 million on January 1, 2021, down slightly from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.43 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during December 2020, down 2 percent from December 2019.

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