October Egg Production
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Georgia's Egg Production Unchanged
The State's laying flocks produced 376 million eggs during October 2010, unchanged from the number produced in October of last year, according to the USDA, NASS, Georgia Field Office. October production included 203 million table eggs, down 3 percent from the previous year and 173 million hatching eggs, up 4 percent from the previous year.
The average number of layers in all flocks, regardless of size, for October was 17.0 million, down 1 percent from a year ago. The average number of lyers in table egg flocks 30,000 and above was of 8.34 million layers. Eggs laid per 100 layers during October averaged 2,211, up 1 percent from the previous year.
Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2010 totaled 116 million, up 5 percent from October of the previous year.
U.S. 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 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.
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.