Hawaii Monthly Livestock Review

January Egg Production Down 17 Percent From A Year Ago

Hawaii egg production totaled 7.3 million (20,278 cases) in January 2007, down 17 percent from January 2006. The average number of layers on hand during January 2007 was estimated at 404,000, down 1 percent from December and down 15 percent from January 2006. The average rate of lay during January 2007 was 1,807 per 100 layers (58.3 percent rate of lay), down 2 percent from January 2006.

January Cattle Marketings Down 3 Percent From 2006

Total cattle marketings for January 2007 is estimated at 5,900 head, down 3 percent from January 2006.

January exports down 6 percent from year ago

Exports of steers and heifers totaled 5,000 head in January 2007, down 6 percent from a year ago. A breakdown of the exports shows that both categories experienced a decline in January. Steers accounted for 60 percent of January 2007?s export total with 3,000 head, down 3 percent from January 2006. Exports of heifers totaled 1,900 head in January 2007, down 14 percent from last January. Exports of other classes of cattle were not included.

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