U.S. egg production totaled 7.5 billion during June 2011, up slightly from June 2010 numbers, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Production included 6.44 billion table eggs and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 999 million were broiler-type and 69 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during June 2011 averaged 336 million, down 1% from 2010. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,230 eggs, up 1% from June 2010. All layers in the U.S. on July 1, 2011, totaled 336 million, down 1% from the same time in 2010. The 336 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table- or market-type eggs, 54.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.83 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2011, averaged 74.4 eggs per 100 layers, up 2% from July 1, 2010.

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Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2011 totaled 39.3 million, down 7% from June 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 34.0 million on July 1, 2011, down 10% from the same time in 2010. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 302,000 during June 2011, down 5% from June 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2011 totaled 768 million, down 2% from June 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 622 million on July 1, 2011, down 5% from 2010 numbers. Leading breeders placed 7.07 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2011, down 1% from June 2010.