2018 HATCHING EGG PRODUCTION

Manitoba hatching egg production increased by 8.72% from 2017, resulting in a quota utilization of 103.43%. Domestic egg hatchability was increased by 1.9% from the previous year. Imported eggs decreased by 21.98% and imported chicks decreased by 68.85% compared to 2017. The percentage of Manitoba chicks placed in Manitoba increased 5.6%.

2018 2017 18/17 % change
Total Eggs Set 44,971,252 43,704,000 2.90
Manitoba Allocation (eggs) 37,218,364 35,855,167  3.80
Lease Pool – purchased 0 0
Lease Pool – sold 0 0
Total Allocation 37,218,364 35,855,167 3.80
Manitoba Production eggs set 38,493,535 35,405,939 8.72
% of total eggs set 85.60% 81.01%
chicks hatched 32,344,103 29,081,332 11.22
hatchability 84.0% 82.1%
% Manitoba chicks placed in Manitoba 85.8% 80.2%
Quota Utilization 103.43% 98.75%
Imported Eggs eggs set 6,452,157 8,269,621 -21.98
% of total eggs set 14.35% 18.92%
chicks hatched 5,318,836 6,895,598 -22.87
hatchability 82.4% 83.4%
Imported Chicks 155,094 497,906 -68.85
Interprovincial movement eggs set 25,560 28,440 -10.13
IP chicks hatched 17,415 22,510 -22.63
chicks received 65,920 13,215 398.83
chicks shipped out 201,099 238,860 -15.81
Saleable chick price as of Dec 31 $0.5760 $0.5380