California Egg Production
California’s egg production during August totaled 291 million, down 1 million from July’s production but up 14 million from August 2015. The all layers during the month totaled 11.9 million, down slightly from last month, but up 1 percent from August 2015. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,443, compared to 2,438 a month earlier, and 2,337 in August 2015.
U.S. August Egg Production
United States egg production totaled 8.58 billion during August 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 92.2 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2016 averaged 358 million, up 7 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,395 eggs, up 3 percent from August 2015.
All layers in the United States on September 1, 2016 totaled 360 million, up 7 percent from last year. The 360 million layers consisted of 302 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.66 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2016, averaged 76.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from September 1, 2015.
U.S. Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched
Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2016 totaled 808 million, up 1 percent from August 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 648 million on September 1, 2016, up 2 percent from a year ago.
Leading breeders placed 7.69 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2016, down 3 percent from August 2015.
U.S. Egg-Type Chicks Hatched
Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2016 totaled 43.9 million, down 7 percent from August 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 44.0 million on September 1, 2016, down 5 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 242 thousand during August 2016, up 46 from August 2015.
U.S. Turkey Hatchery Production
Turkey eggs in incubators on September 1, 2016, in the United States totaled 28.8 million, up 21 percent from September 1, 2015. Eggs in incubators were down 1 percent from the August 1, 2016 total of 29.0 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during August 2016, in the United States totaled 24.5 million, up 11 percent from August 2015. Poults hatched were down 1 percent from the July 2016 total of 24.8 million poults.
The 24.1 million net poults placed during August 2016 in the United States were up 10 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 1 percent from the July 2016 total of 24.4 million.
U.S. Poultry and Egg Prices
The July market egg price, at $0.36 per dozen, increased 13.1 cents from June but is 143.9 cents below July 2015. The July broiler price, at 52.0 cents per pound, is down 6.0 cent from June and 1.0 cents above a year earlier. The July turkey price at 86.6 cents per pound is up 0.1 cents from June and up 1.8 cents from July 2015.