Ag stats: Mountain region chicken and egg report – October 2019

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Published Sunday, November 24, 2019

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during October 2019 was 131.80 million eggs, up 3 percent from September 2019 and up slightly from October 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in October 2019 was 5.05 million, up 1 percent from September 2019 but down 1 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,611 eggs, up 1 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during August 2019 was 121.60 million eggs, up 5 percent from September 2019 and up 6 percent from October 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during October 2019 was 4.56 million, up 2 percent from September 2019 and up 3 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,667 eggs, up 3 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.61 billion during October 2019, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 8.41 billion table eggs, and 1.20 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.11 billion were broiler-type and 88.0 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2019 totaled 397 million, up 1 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,422 eggs, up 1 percent from October 2018. 

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2019 totaled 398 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 398 million layers consisted of 336 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.56 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2019, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from November 1, 2018. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 52.4 million, down 5 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.9 million on November 1, 2019, up 6 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 199 thousand during October 2019, down 27 percent from October 2018. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 815 million, up 3 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on November 1, 2019, up 4 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 7.53 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2019, up 4 percent from October 2018.

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