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Accession Number PB2012-114890
Title Chickens and Eggs (Released September 21, 2012).
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 20p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract United States egg production totaled 7.80 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. All layers in the United States on September 1, 2012 totaled 336 million, up slightly from last year. The 336 million layers consisted of 284 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 49.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.84 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2012, averaged 75.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from September 1, 2011.
Keywords Agricultural economics
Puerto Rico
Statistical data
United States

Source Agency National Agricultural Statistics Service
NTIS Subject Category 98B - Agricultural Economics
98H - Food Technology
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington, DC. Agricultural Statistics Board.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monthly statistics rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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