Pennsylvania Egg Production Down 4% in August

9/29/2012 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Egg production in Pennsylvania during August totaled 590 million eggs, down 4 percent from the 615 million eggs produced in August 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The total number of layers averaged 23.8 million during August, down 6 percent from last year. Production per 100 layers was 2,481 eggs during the month, an increase of 45 eggs overall from August 2011.

Broiler-type chicks hatched in Pennsylvania totaled 13.3 million during August 2012, a 7 percent decrease from the number hatched in the same month a year earlier.

U.S. egg production totaled 7.8 billion during August 2012, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.76 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 971 million were broiler-type and 69 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during August 2012 averaged 335 million, up slightly from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,324 eggs, up 1 percent from August 2011.

U.S. egg-type chicks hatched during August 2012 totaled 41.4 million, down slightly from August 2011. Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2012 totaled 758 million, down slightly from August 2011.

There were 23.5 million net poults placed during June 2012 in the United States, down 2 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier.


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