Eggs

Egg production was up in Arkansas last month.

Egg production in Arkansas totaled 302 million eggs during July 2019, up 3 percent from the previous month and up slightly from July 2018.

The number of layers during July 2019 averaged 14.6 million, down 2 percent from the previous month and down 2 percent from this time last year. Egg production per 100 layers averaged 2,074 eggs, up 5 percent from the previous month and up 3 percent from a year ago. United States egg production totaled 9.41 billion during July 2019, up 2 percent from last year. The average number of layers during July 2019 totaled 390 million, down slightly from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,409 eggs, up 2 percent from July 2018.

Broiler-type chicks hatched in Arkansas during July 2019 totaled 90.0 million, down slightly from July 2018. Broiler-type chicks hatched in United States during July 2019 totaled 849 million, up slightly from July 2018.

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