Ag stats: USDA mountain states eggs and chickens report – June 2020

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Published Wednesday, July 22, 2020

COLORADO

Colorado egg production during June 2020 was 130.1 million eggs, down 10 percent from May 2020 but up 11 percent from June 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in June 2020 was 5.01 million, down 10 percent from May 2020 but up 6 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,596 eggs, up 4 percent from last year.

UTAH

Utah egg production during June 2020 was 119.8 million eggs, down 4 percent from May 2020 but up 1 percent from June 2019 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during June 2020 was 4.62 million, down 4 percent from May 2020 and down 1 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,594 eggs, up 2 percent from last year.

UNITED STATES

United States egg production totaled 8.81 billion during June 2020, down 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.60 billion table eggs, and 1.21 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.13 billion were broiler-type and 80.2 million were eggtype. The average number of layers during June 2020 totaled 382 million, down 3 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,304 eggs, down 1 percent from June 2019.

Total layers in the United States on July 1, 2020 totaled 381 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 381 million layers consisted of 316 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.28 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2020, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from July 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2020 totaled 54.9 million, up 6 percent from June 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.3 million on July 1, 2020, down 3 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 363 thousand during June 2020, up 34 percent from June 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2020 totaled 828 million, down 1 percent from June 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on July 1, 2020, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.75 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2020, up slightly from June 2019.

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