January egg production 5% lower

January egg production 5% lower

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks 45% lower than last year.

U.S. egg production totaled 8.15 billion during January 2016, a 5% decline from the same period from last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest “Chickens & Eggs” report. Total production included 7.01 billion table eggs and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, 1.05 billion of which were broiler-type and 89 million of which were egg-type.

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