June egg production increases 9%

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2016 increase 23% from last year.

U.S. egg production totaled 8.21 billion eggs during June 2016, 9% higher than last year. Production included 7.10 billion table eggs and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, with 1.02 billion of those being broiler-type and 96 million egg-type.

The total number of layers averaged 359 million in June 2016, an 8% increase from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 1% higher, at 2,285 eggs. All layers in the U.S. on July 1, 2016, totaled 358 million, up 8% from last year. The tota

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