USDA Chickens and Eggs Report for October

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Following is the text of the U.S. chicken and eggs report, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

October Egg Production Down Slightly

United States egg production totaled 7.68 billion during October 2010, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.60 billion table eggs, and 1.08 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 71 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during October 2010 averaged 336 million, up slightly from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,285 eggs, down slightly from October 2009.

All layers in the United States on November 1, 2010 totaled 336 million, down slightly from last year. The 336 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 54.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.96 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2010, averaged 73.8 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from November 1, 2009.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 10 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2010 totaled 41.3 million, up 10 percent from October 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.6 million on November 1, 2010, up 12 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 170 thousand during October 2010, down 39 percent from October 2009.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 5 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2010 totaled 767 million, up 5 percent from October 2009. Eggs in incubators totaled 618 million on November 1, 2010, up 7 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.88 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2010, up 8 percent from October 2009.

Average Number of All Layers on Hand During the Month – United States: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

Month : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: 1,000 layers December 1/ ………………: 340,638 339,744 January ………………….: 341,400 339,009 February …………………: 341,068 339,086 March ……………………: 340,914 340,869 April ……………………: 340,170 339,946 May ……………………..: 337,116 337,930 June …………………….: 334,032 338,461 July …………………….: 332,740 338,807 August …………………..: 332,612 338,980 September ………………..: 333,885 337,649 October ………………….: 335,819 335,846 November …………………: 338,121 ——————————————————————————– 1/ December preceding year.

Egg Production During the Month by Type – United States: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun. Totals may not add due to rounding] ——————————————————————————–

: Total eggs : Table eggs : Hatching eggs

Month :—————————————————————-

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: million eggs December 1/ …: 7,778 7,827 6,711 6,758 1,068 1,068 January …….: 7,678 7,688 6,603 6,606 1,075 1,082 February ……: 6,903 6,909 5,917 5,923 985 986 March ………: 7,737 7,813 6,645 6,710 1,093 1,102 April ………: 7,472 7,548 6,419 6,473 1,053 1,075 May ………..: 7,607 7,685 6,515 6,575 1,092 1,110 June ……….: 7,360 7,455 6,301 6,386 1,059 1,069 July ……….: 7,590 7,691 6,505 6,583 1,085 1,108 August ……..: 7,593 7,739 6,518 6,642 1,075 1,097 September …..: 7,376 7,488 6,349 6,438 1,027 1,050 October …….: 7,696 7,675 6,638 6,595 1,059 1,080 November ……: 7,569 6,541 1,027 During year …: 90,359 77,664 12,698 ——————————————————————————– – 1/ December preceding year.

Layers on Hand and Eggs Produced by Type and Forced Molt – United States: September-October 2009 and 2010 [Totals may not add due to rounding] ——————————————————————————–

: : : 2010 as

Item : 2009 : 2010

: percent

: : : of 2009 ——————————————————————————– Layers during September : All layers …………………………1,000: 333,885 337,649 101

Table egg type ……………………1,000: 278,453 281,085 101

Hatching egg type …………………1,000: 55,432 56,564 102

Broiler-type hatching ……………1,000: 52,519 53,618 102

Egg-type hatching ……………….1,000: 2,913 2,946 101 Eggs per 100 layers during September : All layers ………………………..number: 2,209 2,218 100

Table egg type …………………..number: 2,280 2,290 100

Hatching egg type ………………..number: 1,853 1,856 100

Broiler-type hatching …………..number: 1,824 1,828 100

Egg-type hatching ………………number: 2,369 2,376 100 Eggs produced during September : All layers ……………………….million: 7,376 7,488 102

Table egg type ………………….million: 6,349 6,438 101

Hatching egg type ……………….million: 1,027 1,050 102

Broiler-type hatching ………….million: 958 980 102

Egg-type hatching ……………..million: 69 70 101 Layers on October 1 : All layers …………………………1,000: 334,917 335,659 100

Table egg type ……………………1,000: 279,754 279,149 100

Hatching egg type …………………1,000: 55,163 56,510 102

Broiler-type hatching ……………1,000: 52,286 53,624 103

Egg-type hatching ……………….1,000: 2,877 2,886 100 Eggs per 100 layers on October 1 : All layers ………………………….number: 73.4 73.6

100

Table egg type …………………….number: 75.7 76.1

101

Hatching egg type ………………….number: 61.5 61.5

100

Broiler-type hatching …………….number: 60.6 60.5

100

Egg-type hatching ………………..number: 78.7 79.7

101 Forced molt layers on October 1 : Being molted ……………………….percent: 3.5 4.4

126 Molt completed ……………………..percent: 21.1 21.6

102 Layers sold for slaughter during September ..1,000: 13,996 13,834

99 Layers rendered, died, destroyed, composted : or disappeared for any reason during September 1,: 6,113 9,916

162 Pullets on October 1 ……………………1,000: 102,352 104,649

102 Pullets added during September 1/ ………..1,000: 24,139 22,322

92 ——————————————————————————– 1/ Pullet chicks less than 3 days old added to pullet flocks.

Layers on Hand and Eggs Produced by Type and Forced Molt – United States: October-November 2009 and 2010 [Totals may not add due to rounding] ——————————————————————————–

: : : 2010 as

Item : 2009 : 2010 : percent

: : : of 2009 ——————————————————————————– Layers during October : All layers …………………………1,000: 335,819 335,846 100

Table egg type ……………………1,000: 280,554 279,012 99

Hatching egg type …………………1,000: 55,265 56,834 103

Broiler-type hatching ……………1,000: 52,366 53,911 103

Egg-type hatching ……………….1,000: 2,899 2,923 101 Eggs per 100 layers during October : All layers ………………………..number: 2,292 2,285 100

Table egg type …………………..number: 2,366 2,364 100

Hatching egg type ………………..number: 1,916 1,900 99

Broiler-type hatching …………..number: 1,889 1,872 99

Egg-type hatching ………………number: 2,415 2,429 101 Eggs produced during October : All layers ……………………….million: 7,696 7,675 100

Table egg type ………………….million: 6,638 6,595 99

Hatching egg type ……………….million: 1,059 1,080 102

Broiler-type hatching ………….million: 989 1,009 102

Egg-type hatching ……………..million: 70 71 101 Layers on November 1 : All layers …………………………1,000: 336,671 336,010 100

Table egg type ……………………1,000: 281,333 278,862 99

Hatching egg type …………………1,000: 55,338 57,148 103

Broiler-type hatching ……………1,000: 52,428 54,193 103

Egg-type hatching ……………….1,000: 2,910 2,955 102 Eggs per 100 layers on November 1 : All layers ………………………..number: 74.3 73.8 99

Table egg type …………………..number: 76.8 76.4 99

Hatching egg type ………………..number: 61.6 60.9 99

Broiler-type hatching …………..number: 60.8 60.1 99

Egg-type hatching ………………number: 77.4 76.1 98 Forced molt layers on November 1 : Being molted ……………………..percent: 2.3 2.8 122 Molt completed ……………………percent: 21.9 22.4 102 Layers sold for slaughter during October ..1,000: 12,462 11,590 93 Layers rendered, died, destroyed, composted : or disappeared for any reason during October,00: 6,505 9,189 141 Pullets on November 1 …………………1,000: 102,000 104,284 102 Pullets added during October 1/ ………..1,000: 21,103 22,295 106 ——————————————————————————– 1/ Pullet chicks less than 3 days old added to pullet flocks.

Layers on Hand and Eggs Produced – States and United States: During September 2009 and 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: Table egg layers in : :Eggs per 100 for

:flocks 30,000 and above: All layers : all layers

State :—————————————————————

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: ——————1,000—————— —–number—- Alabama …….: 1,261 1,406 9,244 9,605 1,882 1,895 Arkansas ……: 3,440 3,213 11,818 11,899 2,014 1,983 California ….: 19,249 19,526 19,551 19,831 2,235 2,274 Colorado ……: 3,113 3,148 3,575 3,529 2,406 2,465 Connecticut …: 2,580 2,292 2,639 2,360 2,387 2,415 Florida …….: 9,377 9,153 9,700 9,524 2,258 2,247 Georgia …….: 8,535 8,179 17,105 16,787 2,116 2,115 Hawaii ……..: 290 260 315 305 1,778 1,705 Illinois ……: 4,132 4,417 4,341 4,622 2,235 2,315 Indiana …….: 22,249 22,604 23,000 23,332 2,261 2,267 Iowa ……….: 52,990 53,798 53,901 54,670 2,215 2,213 Maine ………: 3,395 3,526 3,487 3,581 2,208 2,402 Maryland ……: 1,984 2,119 2,111 2,257 2,037 2,215 Michigan ……: 9,872 9,924 10,022 10,074 2,325 2,412 Minnesota …..: 9,772 9,894 10,242 10,399 2,255 2,279 Mississippi …: 1,350 1,385 5,507 6,061 2,016 1,963 Missouri ……: 5,925 5,788 7,130 7,111 2,188 2,236 Nebraska ……: 9,566 9,377 9,616 9,427 2,340 2,440 New York ……: 3,786 3,725 4,006 3,949 2,371 2,380 North Carolina.: 5,587 5,840 12,617 12,935 1,997 2,002 Ohio ……….: 26,359 27,450 26,830 27,925 2,285 2,224 Oregon ……..: 2,246 2,218 2,381 2,365 2,478 2,452 Pennsylvania…: 21,662 22,527 22,739 23,654 2,370 2,372 South Carolina.: 3,246 3,100 4,643 4,404 2,089 2,112 South Dakota ..: 2,355 2,365 2,395 2,405 2,505 2,245 Texas ………: 13,538 13,593 17,962 17,798 2,210 2,202 Utah 1/ …….: (NA) 3,430 (NA) 3,460 (NA) 2,254 Virginia ……: 1,291 1,241 3,150 3,482 2,000 2,096 Washington ….: 6,057 6,174 6,172 6,289 2,236 2,274 Wisconsin …..: 4,278 4,247 4,874 4,832 2,257 2,194 Other States 2/: 14,519 10,674 22,812 18,777 2,109 2,125 United States .: 274,004 276,593 333,885 337,649 2,209 2,218 ——————————————————————————– (NA) Not available. 1/ Included in Other States in 2009. 2/ Includes data for states not listed in this table.

Layers on Hand and Eggs Produced – States and United States: During October 2009 and 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: Table egg layers in : :Eggs per 100 for

:flocks 30,000 and above: All layers : all layers

State :—————————————————————

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: ——————1,000—————— —–number—- Alabama …….: 1,271 1,370 9,150 9,498 1,956 1,948 Arkansas ……: 3,434 3,248 11,966 12,078 2,039 2,020 California ….: 18,881 19,278 19,180 19,585 2,336 2,364 Colorado ……: 3,201 3,172 3,680 3,581 2,446 2,485 Connecticut …: 2,499 2,219 2,560 2,287 2,422 2,405 Florida …….: 9,368 8,973 9,721 9,354 2,417 2,320 Georgia …….: 8,587 8,339 17,157 17,008 2,192 2,211 Hawaii ……..: 294 244 319 289 1,787 1,696 Illinois ……: 4,355 4,428 4,565 4,635 2,300 2,309 Indiana …….: 22,515 22,277 23,198 23,002 2,354 2,322 Iowa ……….: 53,303 52,061 54,200 52,947 2,292 2,276 Maine ………: 3,537 3,545 3,629 3,600 2,287 2,417 Maryland ……: 2,034 1,945 2,173 2,096 2,117 2,147 Michigan ……: 10,058 9,756 10,208 9,906 2,322 2,524 Minnesota …..: 9,838 10,031 10,301 10,551 2,310 2,379 Mississippi …: 1,414 1,400 5,603 5,970 2,088 2,027 Missouri ……: 5,944 5,714 7,112 6,986 2,292 2,319 Nebraska ……: 9,470 9,447 9,520 9,497 2,447 2,506 New York ……: 3,845 3,758 4,066 3,983 2,484 2,511 North Carolina : 5,591 5,825 12,648 13,060 2,079 2,060 Ohio ……….: 27,010 27,798 27,464 28,265 2,367 2,300 Oregon ……..: 2,185 2,153 2,334 2,286 2,571 2,537 Pennsylvania ..: 21,873 22,561 22,951 23,675 2,453 2,471 South Carolina : 3,293 3,030 4,686 4,352 2,155 2,229 South Dakota ..: 2,357 2,356 2,397 2,396 2,503 2,295 Texas ………: 13,593 13,746 17,914 18,018 2,328 2,314 Utah 1/ …….: (NA) 3,325 (NA) 3,355 (NA) 2,355 Virginia ……: 1,313 1,243 3,205 3,492 2,153 2,119 Washington ….: 6,111 6,340 6,226 6,455 2,377 2,153 Wisconsin …..: 4,369 4,195 4,942 4,765 2,448 2,267 Other States 2/: 14,562 10,743 22,744 18,874 2,168 2,172 United States .: 276,105 274,520 335,819 335,846 2,292 2,285 ——————————————————————————– (NA) Not available. 1/ Included in Other States in 2009. 2/ Includes data for States not listed in this table.

Egg Production by Type – States and United States: September 2009 and 2010 [Totals may not add due to rounding. Data by type of flock not shown for some States to avoid disclosing individual operations, data included in United States totals] ——————————————————————————–

: Total production : Table eggs : Hatching eggs

State :————————————————————–

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: million eggs Alabama ……..: 174 182 30 34 144 148 Arkansas …….: 238 236 84 78 154 158 California …..: 437 451 (D) (D) (D) (D) Colorado …….: 86 87 (D) (D) (D) (D) Connecticut ….: 63 57 (D) (D) (D) (D) Florida ……..: 219 214 215 208 4 6 Georgia ……..: 362 355 197 188 165 167 Hawaii ………: 5.6 5.2 5.6 5.2 – – Illinois …….: 97 107 94 104 3 3 Indiana ……..: 520 529 506 516 14 13 Iowa ………..: 1,194 1,210 1,181 1,197 13 13 Maine ……….: 77 86 (D) (D) (D) (D) Maryland …….: 43 50 42 48 1 2 Michigan …….: 233 243 (D) (D) (D) (D) Minnesota ……: 231 237 223 228 8 9 Mississippi ….: 111 119 32 33 79 86 Missouri …….: 156 159 (D) (D) (D) (D) Nebraska …….: 225 230 225 230 – – New York …….: 95 94 (D) (D) (D) (D) North Carolina .: 252 259 130 136 122 123 Ohio ………..: 613 621 (D) (D) (D) (D) Oregon ………: 59 58 57 56 2 2 Pennsylvania …: 539 561 520 542 19 19 South Carolina .: 97 93 74 71 23 22 South Dakota …: 60 54 60 54 – – Texas ……….: 397 392 (D) (D) (D) (D) Utah 1/ ……..: (NA) 78 (NA) 78 (NA) – Virginia …….: 63 73 29 32 34 41 Washington …..: 138 143 (D) (D) (D) (D) Wisconsin ……: 110 106 (D) (D) (D) (D) Other States 2/ : 481 399 355 276 126 123 United States ..: 7,376 7,488 6,349 6,438 1,027 1,050 ——————————————————————————- (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. (NA) Not available. 1/ Included in Other States in 2009. 2/ Includes data for States not listed in this table.

Egg Production by Type – States and United States: October 2009 and 2010 [Totals may not add due to rounding. Data by type of flock not shown for some States to avoid disclosing individual operations, data included in United States totals] ——————————————————————————–

: Total production : Table eggs :Hatching eggs

State :————————————————————–

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 :2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: million eggs Alabama …….: 179 185 31 35 148 150 Arkansas ……: 244 244 83 80 161 164 California ….: 448 463 (D) (D) (D) (D) Colorado ……: 90 89 (D) (D) (D) (D) Connecticut …: 62 55 (D) (D) (D) (D) Florida …….: 235 217 230 211 5 6 Georgia …….: 376 376 209 203 167 173 Hawaii ……..: 5.7 4.9 5.7 4.9 – – Illinois ……: 105 107 102 104 3 3 Indiana …….: 546 534 533 522 13 12 Iowa ……….: 1,242 1,205 1,228 1,191 14 14 Maine ………: 83 87 (D) (D) (D) (D) Maryland ……: 46 45 44 43 2 2 Michigan ……: 237 250 (D) (D) (D) (D) Minnesota …..: 238 251 230 242 8 9 Mississippi …: 117 121 35 35 82 86 Missouri ……: 163 162 (D) (D) (D) (D) Nebraska ……: 233 238 233 238 – – New York ……: 101 100 (D) (D) (D) (D) North Carolina : 263 269 136 141 127 128 Ohio ……….: 650 650 (D) (D) (D) (D) Oregon ……..: 60 58 58 56 2 2 Pennsylvania ..: 563 585 544 566 19 19 South Carolina : 101 97 78 74 23 23 South Dakota ..: 60 55 60 55 – – Texas ………: 417 417 (D) (D) (D) (D) Utah 1/ …….: (NA) 79 (NA) 79 (NA) – Virginia ……: 69 74 33 31 36 43 Washington ….: 148 139 (D) (D) (D) (D) Wisconsin …..: 121 108 (D) (D) (D) (D) Other States 2/: 493 410 366 283 128 127 United States .: 7,696 7,675 6,638 6,595 1,059 1,080 ——————————————————————————– (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. (NA) Not available. 1/ Included in Other States in 2009. 2/ Includes data for States not listed in this table.

Forced Molt as Percent of All Layers by Month – United States: 2009-2010 [As of the first of the month. Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

: Being molted : Molt completed

Month :——————————————————-

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: percent January …………….: 3.3 2.7 21.3 20.6 February ……………: 3.4 3.6 21.6 20.1 March ………………: 3.4 3.2 21.5 21.0 April ………………: 2.1 2.6 21.8 21.1 May ………………..: 4.5 4.2 20.7 21.2 June ……………….: 3.4 3.3 21.4 22.6 July ……………….: 3.4 3.3 20.8 22.4 August ……………..: 2.7 3.4 21.4 22.4 September …………..: 2.9 2.6 21.2 22.9 October …………….: 3.5 4.4 21.1 21.6 November ……………: 2.3 2.8 21.9 22.4 December ……………: 1.8 22.2 ——————————————————————————–

Forced Molt as Percent of All Layers – States and United States: November 1, 2009 and 2010 [As of the first of the month] ——————————————————————————–

: Being molted : Molt completed

State :——————————————————-

: 2009 : 2010 : 2009 : 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: percent Alabama …………..: 0.5 0.5 8.0 5.5 Arkansas ………….: 0.5 2.0 13.0 9.5 California ………..: 4.0 3.0 33.5 30.5 Colorado ………….: – 5.0 17.0 24.5 Connecticut ……….: – – 6.5 8.5 Florida …………..: 2.0 3.5 34.5 42.5 Georgia …………..: 2.0 2.0 16.0 19.0 Hawaii ……………: 10.0 9.0 51.0 48.5 Illinois ………….: – 15.0 33.0 19.0 Indiana …………..: 2.0 1.5 31.5 29.5 Iowa ……………..: 3.5 5.0 31.5 36.5 Maine …………….: – – – – Maryland ………….: 4.5 17.0 6.5 12.0 Michigan ………….: 2.5 2.5 22.0 19.5 Minnesota …………: 2.5 2.0 29.0 22.5 Mississippi ……….: – – 12.0 11.5 Missouri ………….: 4.0 2.0 19.0 19.5 Nebraska ………….: – 1.5 4.0 2.0 New York ………….: 1.0 1.0 7.0 11.0 North Carolina …….: – – 9.5 17.5 Ohio ……………..: 3.0 2.0 19.5 21.5 Oregon ……………: 4.5 4.0 29.5 28.0 Pennsylvania ………: 1.0 1.0 14.0 10.5 South Carolina …….: 2.0 – 21.5 19.0 South Dakota ………: 2.5 10.5 20.5 33.0 Texas …………….: 1.5 2.0 18.5 20.5 Utah 1/ …………..: (NA) 3.0 (NA) 41.0 Virginia ………….: – – 18.0 19.0 Washington ………..: 3.0 9.0 37.0 25.5 Wisconsin …………: 3.0 5.0 33.0 33.5 Other States 2/ ……: 4.9 2.6 18.2 16.8 United States ……..: 2.3 2.8 21.9 22.4 ——————————————————————————– (NA) Not available. 1/ Included in Other States in 2009. 2/ Includes data for States not listed in this table.

Hatchery Production – United States: 2009 and 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: : :2010 as

Item : 2009 : 2010 :percent

: : :of 2009 ——————————————————————————–

—–1,000—–percent Egg-type : Eggs in incubators on November 1 ………………..: 34,541 38,646 112 Chicks hatched during October …………………..: 37,566 41,263 110 Chicks hatched January through October …………..: 394,103 413,912 105 Pullets hatched during October for intended placements: :

Hatchery supply flocks ………………………..: 277 170 61

Cumulative potential placements 7-18 months earlier : 3,017 3,415 113 Broiler-type : Eggs in incubators on November 1 ………………..: 579,357 618,051 107 Chicks hatched during October …………………..: 730,698 766,978 105 Chicks hatched January through October ………..: 7,631,377 7,741,950 101 Pullets hatched during October for intended placements: :

Hatchery supply flocks ………………………..: 6,388 6,876 108

Cumulative potential placements 7-15 months earlier : 62,823 61,671 98 ——————————————————————————– 1/ 2010 includes pullet chicks hatched April 2009 through March 2010. 2/ 2010 includes pullet chicks hatched July 2009 through March 2010.

Egg-Type Eggs in Incubators – Regions and United States: November 1, 2009 and 2010 [See regional listing on page 19] —————————————————————————

: : : 2010 as

Region : 2009 : 2010 : percent

: : : of 2009 —————————————————————————

: ——- 1,000 ——- percent North Atlantic ……………: 4,412 4,766 108 East North Central ………..: 7,230 8,075 112 West North Central ………..: 7,542 8,789 117 South Atlantic ……………: 4,007 5,076 127 South Central …………….: 4,125 4,328 105 West …………………….: 7,225 7,612 105 United States …………….: 34,541 38,646 112 —————————————————————————

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched by Month – United States: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

: By months : Cumulative

:—————————————————————-

Month : : : 2010 as : : : 2010 as

: 2009 : 2010 : percent :2009 : 2010 :percent

: : : of 2009 : : :of 2009 ——————————————————————————–

: ——1,000—— percent ——-1,000—— percent January …..: 37,812 38,794 103 37,812 38,794 103 February ….: 36,795 40,120 109 74,607 78,914 106 March …….: 41,737 45,151 108 116,344 124,065 107 April …….: 42,794 47,503 111 159,138 171,568 108 May ………: 40,758 43,075 106 199,896 214,643 107 June ……..: 41,968 42,623 102 241,864 257,266 106 July ……..: 36,213 38,053 105 278,077 295,319 106 August ……: 37,945 37,023 98 316,022 332,342 105 September …: 40,515 40,307 99 356,537 372,649 105 October …..: 37,566 41,263 110 394,103 413,912 105 November ….: 34,512 428,615 December ….: 39,554 468,169 ——————————————————————————–

Intended Placements of Egg-Type Pullet Chicks for Hatchery Supply Flocks by Month – United States: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

: : : Cumulative potential placements

: Pullet chicks hatched : 2010 as : relative to current supply

Month : : percent : flocks 7-18 months earlier 1/

:—————————–: of 2009 :———————————–

: 2009 : 2010 : : 2010 : 2011 ——————————————————————————–

: ——1,000—— percent ——– 1,000 ——– January …………: 240 227 95 3,198 3,292 February ………..: 256 296 116 3,296 3,168 March …………..: 277 260 94 3,308 3,142 April ……… ….: 307 232 76 3,318 3,173 May …………….: 275 230 84 3,322 3,066 June ……………: 321 318 99 3,295 July ……………: 342 218 64 3,405 August ………….: 291 265 91 3,392 September ……….: 220 251 114 3,432 October …………: 277 170 61 3,415 November ………..: 290 3,340 December ………..: 309 3,295 Total …………..: 3,405 ——————————————————————————– 1/ For October 2010, includes breeder pullet chicks hatched April 2009 through March 2010. The 7-18

months represent the first laying cycle. Molting and additional laying cycles will increase the

cumulative potential placements.

Broiler-Type Eggs in Incubators – Regions and United States: November 1, 2009 and 2010 [See regional listing on page 19] —————————————————————————

: : : 2010 as

Region : 2009 : 2010 : percent

: : : of 2009 —————————————————————————

: ——– 1,000 ——- percent North Atlantic ……………: 11,590 11,881 103 East North Central ………..: 11,467 11,421 100 West North Central ………..: 25,013 27,166 109 South Atlantic ……………: 216,387 230,866 107 South Central …………….: 293,870 314,625 107 West …………………….: 21,030 22,092 105 United States …………….: 579,357 618,051 107 —————————————————————————

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched – States and United States: October 2009 and 2010 ——————————————————————————–

: During October :

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: : : of 2009 :

: : of 2009 ——————————————————————————–

: ——- 1,000 —— percent ——- – 1,000 ——- percent Alabama ………………….: 101,641 108,062 106 1,068,190 1,093,392 102 Arkansas …………………: 81,474 87,785 108 863,969 874,918 101 Delaware …………………: 11,880 14,598 123 127,026 133,723 105 Florida ………………….: 4,351 4,674 107 36,728 48,061 131 Georgia ………………….: 110,177 115,939 105 1,150,340 1,148,345 100 Kentucky …………………: 27,048 28,124 104 277,565 282,656 102 Louisiana ………………..: 12,254 12,349 101 114,335 124,487 109 Maryland …………………: 30,660 26,687 87 319,329 297,575 93 Mississippi ………………: 63,303 67,086 106 659,719 698,614 106 North Carolina ……………: 62,738 69,676 111 671,992 696,070 104 Oklahoma …………………: 24,357 24,179 99 246,479 239,509 97 Pennsylvania ……………..: 13,926 13,449 97 138,164 133,682 97 South Carolina ……………: 19,532 20,156 103 198,319 204,255 103 Texas ……………………: 54,347 57,040 105 580,161 571,129 98 Virginia …………………: 22,126 22,789 103 222,453 230,490 104 California, Missouri, : Tennessee, and West Virginia : 66,427 69,684 105 700,758 706,318 101 19 States 1/ ……………..: 706,241 742,277 105 7,375,527 7,483,224 101 Other States 2/ …………..: 24,457 24,701 101 255,850 258,726 101 United States …………….: 730,698 766,978 105 7,631,377 7,741,950 101 ——————————————————————————– 1/ States in the weekly hatchery production estimating program. 2/ Not published separately to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched by Month – United States: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

: By months : Cumulative

:—————————————————————-

Month : : : 2010 as : : : 2010 as

: 2009 : 2010 : percent : 2009 : 2010 : percent

: : : of 2009 : : : of 2009 ——————————————————————————–

: ——- 1,000 —— percent ——– 1,000 ——-

percent January …….: 780,219 775,615 99 780,219 775,615 99 February ……: 704,234 699,776 99 1,484,453 1,475,391 99 March ………: 785,851 786,954 100 2,270,304 2,262,345 100 April ………: 758,663 767,225 101 3,028,967 3,029,570 100 May ………..: 789,812 797,833 101 3,818,779 3,827,403 100 June ……….: 773,590 786,707 102 4,592,369 4,614,110 100 July ……….: 784,118 800,860 102 5,376,487 5,414,970 101 August ……..: 781,423 798,529 102 6,157,910 6,213,499 101 September …..: 742,769 761,473 103 6,900,679 6,974,972 101 October …….: 730,698 766,978 105 7,631,377 7,741,950 101 November ……: 705,439 8,336,816 December ……: 779,533 9,116,349 ——————————————————————————–

Intended Placements of Broiler-Type Pullet Chicks for Hatchery Supply Flocks by Month and Total: 2009-2010 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun] ——————————————————————————–

: : : Cumulative potential placements

: Pullet chicks hatched : 2010 as : relative to current supply

Month : : percent : flocks 7-15 months earlier 1/

:—————————–: of 2009 :———————————–

: 2009 : 2010 : : 2010 : 2011 ——————————————————————————–

: ——– 1,000 ——- percent —– —- 1,000 ——– United States placements: January …………..: 7,142 7,219 101 62,833 63,658 February ………….: 7,215 6,994 97 62,005 63,945 March …………….: 6,773 6,610 98 62,142 63,912 April …………….: 6,240 6,538 105 62,672 64,413 May ………………: 7,658 8,351 109 61,918 64,070 June ……………..: 7,157 7,585 106 62,049 July ……………..: 6,214 6,675 107 61,903 August ……………: 7,163 7,313 102 62,882 September …………: 7,110 7,128 100 62,218 October …………..: 6,388 6,876 108 61,671 November ………….: 7,346 61,995 December ………….: 6,627 63,183 Annual total ………..: 83,033 Total placements 2/ : January …………..: 8,410 8,626 103 February ………….: 8,524 8,972 105 March …………….: 8,626 8,910 103 April …………….: 7,746 8,031 104 May ………………: 9,143 10,338 113 June ……………..: 8,830 9,666 109 July ……………..: 7,469 8,520 114 August ……………: 8,975 9,009 100 September …………: 8,947 9,087 102 October …………..: 7,883 8,553 108 November ………….: 8,916 December ………….: 8,400 Annual total ………..: 101,869 ——————————————————————————– 1/ For October 2010, includes breeder pullet chicks hatched July 2009 through March 2010. 2/ United States production of intended placements worldwide.

Statistical Methodology

Survey Procedures: Primary data for the Chickens and Eggs report are from weekly and/or monthly questionnaires sent to producers. An attempt is made to collect information for layer and egg estimates from each known contractor and independent producer who has at least 30,000 table egg layers, flocks of hatchery supply layers, or pullet only operations with at least 500 pullets. Coverage for operations with less than 30,000 table egg layers are estimated each month based on data reported in December. Approximately 650 contractors, independent egg producers, and pullet only operations are contacted each month. All known hatcheries, approximately 300, are contacted for information on a weekly and/or monthly basis.

Estimating Procedures: Sound statistical methodology is employed to derive estimates from the reported data. All data are analyzed for unusual values. Data from each operation are compared to their own past operating profile and to trends from similar operations. Data for missing operations are estimated based on similar operations or historical data. NASS field offices prepare these estimates by using a combination of survey indications and historic trends. Individual State estimates are reviewed by the Agricultural Statistics Board for reasonableness. Individual hatchery data are summed to State, regional, and U.S. totals.

For chicken hatcheries, chicks hatched consist of all chicks of domesticated breeds including males and chicks destined for hatchery supply flocks and research purposes. Eggs set are eggs in incubators for the purpose of hatching. The relationship of egg-type chicks hatched to chicken inventory and poultry marketings are carefully monitored. The disposition of egg-type chicks hatched prior to placement into the laying flock can vary significantly, which can make comparisons to changes in layer inventory inconsistent over time. Broiler chicks placed are specifically placed on feed for meat production. Intended placement data reported by leading breeders include pullet chicks expected from eggs sold the preceding month. The breeders in this report account for a large percentage of replacement pullets for hatchery supply flocks. Production of replacement pullets by these breeders indicates the number of pullets available to hatchery supply layer flocks several months before the pullets will actually move into the laying flocks. “Hatchery Supply Flocks” include all generations of layers which could lay eggs to supply a hatchery. This includes the generations of parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, pedigree, etc. Also included are research flocks, vaccine flocks, and specific pathogen-free flocks. The broiler cumulative potential placements are a moving total of the intended placements 7-15 months earlier. The egg-type cumulative potential placements of 7-18 months earlier represent the first laying cycle. Molting and additional laying cycles will increase the cumulative potential placements of egg-type hatching flocks.

Revision Policy: The previous month’s estimates are subject to revision if late reports or corrected data indicates a different level. Additionally, revisions after the monthly report will be made at the end of the marketing year and published in the annual reports of Chickens and Eggs Summary and Hatchery Production Summary. Estimates will also be reviewed for chickens and eggs after data from the 5-year Census of Agriculture are available. No revisions will be made after that date.

Reliability: Estimates are based on a census of all known contractors and independent producers who have at least 30,000 table egg layers, flocks of hatchery supply layers, pullet only operations with at least 500 pullets, or operating hatcheries and therefore, have no sampling error. However, estimates are subject to errors such as omission, duplication, and mistakes in reporting, recording, and processing the data. While these errors cannot be measured directly, they are minimized through strict quality controls in the data collection process and a careful review of all reported data for consistency and reasonableness.

To assist in evaluating the reliability of the estimates in this report, the Root Mean Square Error is shown for selected items in the following table. The “Root Mean Square Error” is a statistical measure based on past performance and is computed using the differences between first and final estimates. The “Root Mean Square Error” for all layers over the past 24 months is 0.1 percent. This means that chances are 2 out of 3 that the final estimate will not be above or below the current estimate of 336 million layers by more than 0.1 percent. Chances are 9 out of 10 that the difference will not exceed 0.2 percent.

Reliability of Layer and Egg Estimates [Based on data for the past twenty-four months] ——————————————————————————– —– ————————————-

: Root mean : 90 percent : Difference between first and latest estimate

: square error : confidence : : : : :

: : level :————————————————————-

Item : : : : : : Months

: : : : :

:——————————-

: : : Average :Smallest : Largest : Below latest : Above latest ——————————————————————————– —– ————————————-

: percent percent ——– 1,000 – ——- —– number —– ################### All layers ……………….: 0.1 0.2 313 –

841 17 6 ###################

: —— million —— ################### Eggs …………………….: 0.1 0.2 7 –

21 17 6 ################### ——————————————————————————– —– ————————————-

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Regional Listing

North Atlantic: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.

East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin.

West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.

South Atlantic: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.

South Central: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas.

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Terms and Definitions of Chickens and Eggs Estimates

All Layers includes both table egg and hatching egg flocks regardless of size.

Intended Placements are reported by leading breeders. Coverage may not be 100 percent. Includes expected pullet chicks from eggs sold during the preceding month at the rate of 125 pullet chicks per case of 30 dozen eggs.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock Branch of the National Agricultural Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to nass@nass.usda.gov

Dan Kerestes, Chief, Livestock Branch …………………………………… (202) 720-3570

Bruce Boess, Head, Poultry and Specialty Commodities Section ………………. (202) 720-4447

Doug Bounds – Poultry Slaughter, Turkey Hatchery, Turkeys Raised ………… (202) 690-3237

David Colwell – Cold Storage ………………………………………… (202) 720-8784

Chris Hawthorn – Catfish Processing, Catfish Production, Trout Production,

Census of Aquaculture, Egg Products, Mink .. (202) 720-0585

Kim Linonis – Layers, Eggs ………………………………………….. (202) 690-8632

Troy Marshall – Broiler Hatchery, Chicken Hatchery, Honey ………………. (202) 720-3244

Access to NASS Reports

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All reports are available electronically, at no cost, on the NASS web site: http://www.nass.usda.gov

Both national and state specific reports are available via a free e- mail subscription. To set-up this free subscription, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov and in the “Receive NASS Updates” box under Receive reports by Email, click on “National” or “State” to select the reports you would like to receive.

Printed reports may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by calling toll-free (800) 999-6779, or (703) 605-6220 if calling from outside the United States or Canada. Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, check, or money order.

For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS Agricultural Statistics Hotline at (800) 727-9540, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, or e-mail: nass@nass.usda.gov.

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USDA Chickens and Eggs Report for October (Text) – Bloomberg

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