California Egg Production
California’s egg production during November totaled 283 million, down 8 million from October’s production but up 9 million from November 2015. The all layers during the month totaled 11.7 million, up 1 percent from last month, but down 4 percent from November 2015. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,423, compared to 2,527 a month earlier, and 2,244 in November 2015.
U.S. November Egg Production
United States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015.
All layers in the United States on December 1, 2016 totaled 369 million, up 6 percent from last year. The 369 million layers consisted of 312 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.49 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2016, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from December 1, 2015.
U.S. Egg-Type Chicks Hatched
Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2016 totaled 42.5 million, down 7 percent from November 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.1 million on December 1, 2016, down 4 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 270 thousand during November 2016, up 24 percent from November 2015.
U.S. Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched
Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2016 totaled 760 million, up 4 percent from November 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 659 million on December 1, 2016, up 2 percent from a year ago.
Leading breeders placed 7.71 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2016, up 7 percent from November 2015.
U.S. Turkey Hatchery Production
Turkey eggs in incubators on December 1, 2016, in the United States totaled 27.4 million, up 7 percent from December 1, 2015. Eggs in incubators were down slightly from the November 1, 2016 total of 27.5 million eggs.
Turkey poults hatched during November 2016, in the United States totaled 23.0 million, up 10 percent from November 2015. Poults hatched were down 3 percent from the October 2016 total of 23.7 million poults.
The 21.5 million net poults placed during November 2016 in the United States were up 3 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up slightly from the October 2016 total of 21.5 million.
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