Ag stats: Mountain states eggs and chickens report – July 2019

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Published Friday, August 23, 2019

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during July 2019 was 117.8 million eggs, unchanged from June 2019 and down 8 percent from July 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of layers on hand in July 2019 was 4.6 million, down 2 percent from June 2019 and down 4 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,536 eggs, down 4 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during July 2019 was 121.5 million eggs, up 2 percent from June 2019 and up 8 percent from July 2018 production. The average number of layers on hand during July 2019 was 4.6 million, down 1 percent from June 2019 but unchanged from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,620 eggs, up 8 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.41 billion during July 2019, up 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.20 billion table eggs, and 1.21 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.12 billion were broiler-type and 84.8 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during July 2019 totaled 390 million, down slightly from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,409 eggs, up 2 percent from July 2018. 

All layers in the United States on August 1, 2019 totaled 390 million, up slightly from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 328 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.25 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on August 1, 2019, averaged 77.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from August 1, 2018. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during July 2019 totaled 50.9 million, up slightly from July 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.5 million on August 1, 2019, up 3 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 255 thousand during July 2019, up 60 percent from July 2018. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2019 totaled 849 million, up slightly from July 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 698 million on August 1, 2019, up 2 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.73 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during July 2019, up 17 percent from July 2018.

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