Egg Production Mixed in Latest Report
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Minnesota egg production during September 2022 was 216 million eggs, down 4 percent from last month but up 7 percent from last year, according to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

The average number of all layers on hand during September 2022 was 8.72 million, down slightly from last month but up 6 percent from the same month last year. 

Eggs per 100 layers for September were 2,479, down 4 percent from last month but up 1 percent from last September. 

United States egg production totaled 8.83 billion during September 2022, down 3 percent from last year. 

Production included 7.56 billion table eggs, and 1.27 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.18 billion were broiler-type and 89.6 million were egg-type. 

The average number of layers during September 2022 totaled 373 million, down 3 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,365 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2021. 

Total layers in the United States on October 1, 2022, totaled 373 million, down 4 percent from last year. The 373 million layers consisted of 307 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.49 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2022, averaged 78.6 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from October 1, 2021. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2022 totaled 53.2 million, up 7 percent from September 2021. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 47.8 million on October 1, 2022, up 3 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 263 thousand during September 2022, down 9 percent from September 2021. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2022 totaled 839 million, up 5 percent from September 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 720 million on October 1, 2022, up 4 percent from a year ago.

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