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NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS | KTIC Radio

NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS

NEBRASKA CHICKEN AND EGGS

All layers in Nebraska during May 2019 totaled 8.82 million, up from 7.78 million the previous year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during May totaled 223 million eggs, up from 201 million in 2018. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,527 eggs, compared to 2,584 eggs in 2018.

May Egg Production Up 3 Percent
United States egg production totaled 9.56 billion during May 2019, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 8.35 billion table eggs, and 1.21 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.12 billion were broiler-type and 90.9 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during May 2019 totaled 398 million, up 2 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,404 eggs, up 2 percent from May 2018.

All layers in the United States on June 1, 2019 totaled 395 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 395 million layers consisted of 332 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.46 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2019, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from June 1, 2018.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent
Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2019 totaled 60.8 million, up 2 percent from May 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 51.6 million on June 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 215 thousand during May 2019, up 16 percent from May 2018.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent
Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2019 totaled 856 million, up 2 percent from May 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 703 million on June 1, 2019, up 1 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.77 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2019, up 6 percent from May 2018.

 

 

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