Ag stats: Mountain states June 2019 egg production highlights

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Published Friday, July 26, 2019

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during June 2019 was 117.7 million eggs, down 8 percent from May 2019 and down 7 percent from June 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of layers on hand in June 2019 was 4.7 million, down 6 percent from May 2019, and also down 5 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,487 eggs, down 2 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during June 2019 was 118.9 million eggs, down 4 percent over May 2019, but up 12 percent from June 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of layers on hand during June 2019 was 4.7 million, down 4 percent from May 2019, but up 2 percent over last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,538 eggs, up 7 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.16 billion during June 2019, up 2 percent from last year. Production included 7.99 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.09 billion were broiler-type and 85.8 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during June 2019 totaled 392 million, up slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,334 eggs, up 2 percent from June 2018. 

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2019 totaled 390 million, down slightly from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 327 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.40 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2019, averaged 77.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from July 1, 2018. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2019 totaled 51.9 million, down 2 percent from June 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.6 million on July 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 242 thousand during June 2019, up 36 percent from June 2018. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2019 totaled 832 million, up 1 percent from June 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 692 million on July 1, 2019, up slightly from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.72 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2019, up 5 percent from June 2018.

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