Ag stats: February 2020 eggs and chickens report

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Published Saturday, March 28, 2020

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during February 2020 was 126.7 million eggs, down 8 percent from January 2020 but up 12 percent from February 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in February 2020 was 5.04 million, down 1 percent from January 2020 but up 4 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,513 eggs, up 7 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during February 2020 was 107.2 million eggs, down 11 percent from January 2020 and down 5 percent from February 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during February 2020 was 4.41 million, down 3 percent from January 2020 and down 8 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,431 eggs, up 3 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 8.94 billion during February 2020, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.79 billion table eggs, and 1.15 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 81.3 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during February 2020 totaled 397 million, down 2 percent from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,254 eggs, up 5 percent from February 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on March 1, 2020 totaled 394 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 394 million layers consisted of 330 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.41 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2020, averaged 77.5 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from March 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2020 totaled 48.2 million, down 8 percent from February 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.1 million on March 1, 2020, down 8 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 482 thousand during February 2020, up 140 percent from February 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2020 totaled 807 million, up 8 percent from February 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 718 million on March 1, 2020, up 4 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.14 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during February 2020, up 3 percent from February 2019.

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