Ag stats: May 2020 mountain region chickens and eggs report

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Published Tuesday, June 23, 2020

COLORADO

Colorado egg production during May 2020 was 144.4 million eggs, up 7 percent from April 2020 and up 13 percent from May 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

The average number of layers on hand in May 2020 was 5.56 million, up 2 percent from April 2020 and up 11 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,597 eggs, up 2 percent from last year.

UTAH

Utah egg production during May 2020 was 125.0 million eggs, up 8 percent from April 2020 and up 1 percent from May 2019 production.

The average number of layers on hand during May 2020 was 4.79 million, up 3 percent from April 2020 but down 2 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,610 eggs, up 3 percent from last year.

UNITED STATES

United States egg production totaled 9.10 billion during May 2020, down 5 percent from last year. Production included 7.86 billion table eggs, and 1.24 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.15 billion were broiler-type and 85.6 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during May 2020 totaled 386 million, down 4 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,357 eggs, down 2 percent from May 2019.

Total layers in the United States on June 1, 2020 totaled 384 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 384 million layers consisted of 320 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.16 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2020, averaged 75.6 eggs per 100 layers, down 3 percent from June 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2020 totaled 52.8 million, down 13 percent from May 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.7 million on June 1, 2020, down 4 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 233 thousand during May 2020, up 8 percent from May 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2020 totaled 807 million, down 6 percent from May 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 699 million on June 1, 2020, down 1 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.19 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2020, down 7 percent from May 2019.

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