Ag stats: July 2020 chickens and eggs report

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Published Sunday, August 23, 2020

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during July 2020 was 125.5 million eggs, down 4 percent from June 2020 but up 7 percent from July 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in July 2020 was 4.61 million, down 8 percent from June 2020 and down 1 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,722 eggs, up 7 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during July 2020 was 120.6 million eggs, up 1 percent from June 2020 but down 1 percent from July 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during July 2020 was 4.53 million, down 2 percent from June 2020 and down 2 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,661 eggs, up 2 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.27 billion during July 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.01 billion table eggs, and 1.25 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 83.2 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during July 2020 totaled 379 million, down 3 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,445 eggs, up 1 percent from July 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on August 1, 2020 totaled 378 million, down 4 percent from last year. The 378 million layers consisted of 314 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.30 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2020, averaged 79.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from August 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2020 totaled 46.1 million, down 9 percent from July 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.3 million on August 1, 2020, down 3 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 294,000 during July 2020, up 15 percent from July 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2020 totaled 851 million, up slightly from July 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 688 million on August 1, 2020, down 2 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.24 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2020, down 3 percent from July 2019.

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