United States egg production totaled nine billion during July, down 3% from last year.  The Department of Agriculture said production included 7.69 billion table eggs, and 1.31 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.22 billion were broiler-type, and 90.7 million were egg type.  The average number of layers during July totaled 368 million, down 4% from last year.  Total layers in the United States totaled 369 million, down four percent from last year.


Egg-type chicks hatched during July totaled 50.1 million, down 2% from July 2021, while eggs in incubators totaled 49.9 million, up 11% from a year ago.  Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 166,000 during July 2022, down 17% from July 2021.  Broiler-type chicks hatched during July 2022 totaled 859 million, up two percent from July 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 727 million, up 2% from a year ago. 


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