Ag stats: October 2020 mountain region chickens and eggs report

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Published Saturday, November 28, 2020

COLORADO 

Colorado egg production during October 2020 was 137.5 million eggs, up 6 percent from September 2020 and up 3 percent from October 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in October 2020 was 5.28 million, up 2 percent from September 2020 and up 3 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,605 eggs, down less than 1 percent from last year. 

UTAH 

Utah egg production during October 2020 was 129.4 million eggs, up 8 percent from September 2020 and up 6 percent from October 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during October 2020 was 5.00 million, up 2 percent from September 2020 and up 10 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,587 eggs, down 3 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES 

United States egg production totaled 9.50 billion during October 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.24 billion table eggs, and 1.25 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 79.8 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2020 totaled 386 million, down 3 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,459 eggs, up 1 percent from October 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2020 totaled 388 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 388 million layers consisted of 324 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.14 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2020, averaged 79.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from November 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 50.6 million, down 3 percent from October 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 44.6 million on November 1, 2020, down 7 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 197,000 during October 2020, down 1 percent from October 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 805 million, down 1 percent from October 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 660 million on November 1, 2020, down 3 percent from a year ago. 

Leading breeders placed 8.07 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2020, up 7 percent from October 2019.

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