July Egg Production Down, Broiler Hatch Up
United States egg production totaled nine billion during July, down three percent from last year. The Department of Agriculture says production included 7.69 billion table eggs, and 1.31 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.22 billion were broiler-type, and 90.7 million were egg type.
The average number of layers during July totaled 368 million, down four percent from last year. Total layers in the United States totaled 369 million, down four percent from last year.
Egg-type chicks hatched during July totaled 50.1 million, down two percent from July 2021, while eggs in incubators totaled 49.9 million, up 11 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 166,000 during July 2022, down 17 percent from July 2021. Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2022 totaled 859 million, up two percent from July 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 727 million, up two percent from a year ago.