Ag stats: July 2021 mountain states chickens and eggs report

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Published Saturday, August 28, 2021

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during July 2021 was 127.4 million eggs, up 3 percent from June 2021 and up 2 percent from July 2020 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in July 2021 was 4.83 million, down 2 percent from June 2021 but up 5 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,640 eggs, down 3 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during July 2021 was 149.8 million eggs, up 4 percent from June 2021 and up 25 percent from July 2020 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during July 2021 was 5.79 million, up 2 percent from June 2021 and up 29 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,585 eggs, down 3 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.39 billion during July 2021, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 8.10 billion table eggs, and 1.28 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 74.7 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during July 2021 totaled 385 million, up 1 percent from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,439 eggs, down slightly from July 2020. 

Total layers in the United States on August 1, 2021 totaled 385 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 385 million layers consisted of 319 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.88 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2021, averaged 78.8 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from August 1, 2020. 

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 9 Percent Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2021 totaled 50.4 million, up 9 percent from July 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 44.0 million on August 1, 2021, down 5 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 199 thousand during July 2021, down 32 percent from July 2020. 

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down 1 Percent Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2021 totaled 844 million, down 1 percent from July 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 718 million on August 1, 2021, up 4 percent from a year ago.

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