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Nebraska Chicken and Egg Production Up
Nebraska Ag Connection - 05/22/2019

All layers in Nebraska during April 2019 totaled 8.62 million, up from 7.76 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Nebraska egg production during April totaled 207 million eggs, up from 192 million in 2018. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,405 eggs, compared to 2,471 eggs in 2018.

United States egg production totaled 9.34 billion during April 2019, up 5 percent from last year. Production included 8.18 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.08 billion were broiler-type and 87.1 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during April 2019 totaled 403 million, up 3 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,318 eggs, up 2 percent from April 2018.

All layers in the United States on May 1, 2019 totaled 402 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 402 million layers consisted of 339 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.59 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2019, averaged 77.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from May 1, 2018.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2019 totaled 60.7 million, up 3 percent from April 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 55.1 million on May 1, 2019, down 2 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 295 thousand during April 2019, up 44 percent from April 2018.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2019 totaled 817 million, up 2 percent from April 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on May 1, 2019, up 1 percent from a year ago.

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