Ag stats: USDA mountain states region chicken and egg production report – November 2019

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Published Tuesday, December 24, 2019

COLORADO

Colorado egg production during November 2019 was 132.9 million eggs, down slightly from October 2019 and up 3 percent from November 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in November 2019 was 5.27 million, up 3 percent from October 2019 and up 2 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,520 eggs, up 1 percent from last year. 

UTAH

Utah egg production during November 2019 was 120.1 million eggs, down 1 percent from October 2019 and up 7 percent from November 2018 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand during November 2019 was 4.59 million, up 1 percent from October 2019 but down slightly from last year. Eggs per 100 layers were 2,615 eggs, up 7 percent from last year. 

UNITED STATES

United States egg production totaled 9.50 billion during November 2019, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 8.32 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.09 billion were broiler-type and 87.9 million were egg type. The average number of layers during November 2019 totaled 402 million, up 2 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,364 eggs, up 2 percent from November 2018.

Total layers in the United States on December 1, 2019 totaled 403 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 403 million layers consisted of 341 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.55 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2019, averaged 78.6 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from December 1, 2018.

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2019 totaled 47.9 million, up 2 percent from November 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.9 million on December 1, 2019, down 5 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 198 thousand during November 2019, down 18 percent from November 2018. Percent Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2019 totaled 795 million, up 4 percent from November 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 709 million on December 1, 2019, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.17 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2019, up 3 percent from November 2018.

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