Ag stats: January 2021 mountain states chickens and eggs report

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Published Sunday, February 28, 2021

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during January 2021 was 148.8 million eggs, up 4 percent from December 2020 and up 8 percent from January 2021 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in January 2021 was 5.68 million, up 2 percent from December 2020 and up 12 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,621 eggs, down 3 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during January 2021 was 137.9 million eggs, up 4 percent from December 2020 and up 14 percent from January 2020 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during January 2021 was 5.42 million, up 5 percent from December 2020 and up 19 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,545 eggs, down 4 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.53 billion during January 2021, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.26 billion table eggs, and 1.27 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.18 billion were broiler-type and 88.5 million were egg type. The total number of layers during January 2021 averaged 393 million, down 2 percent from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,424 eggs, up slightly from January 2020. 

All layers in the United States on February 1, 2021 totaled 394 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 394 million layers consisted of 327 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.32 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on February 1, 2021, averaged 78.1 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from February 1, 2020. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during January 2021 totaled 50.9 million, down 4 percent from January 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 53.1 million on February 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 279 thousand during January 2021, up 5 percent from January 2020. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2021 totaled 850 million, down 1 percent from January 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 706 million on February 1, 2021, down 2 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.10 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during January 2021, up 8 percent from January 2020.

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