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MN Egg Production Down Year-over-Year

Minnesota egg production during September 2021 was 203 million eggs, down 3 percent from last month and down 5 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 2021 was 8.22 million, up 1 percent from last month but down 1 percent from the same month last year. 

Eggs per 100 layers for September were 2,466, down 4 percent from last month and down 5 percent from last September. 

United States egg production totaled 9.18 billion during September 2021, up 1 percent from last year. 

Production included 7.94 billion table eggs, and 1.24 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 71.2 million were egg-type. 

The average number of layers during September 2021 totaled 386 million, up slightly from last year. 

September egg production per 100 layers was 2,379 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2020. 

Total layers in the United States on October 1, 2021 totaled 387 million, up slightly from last year. 

The 387 million layers consisted of 322 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.89 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. 

Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2021, averaged 79.5 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from October 1, 2020. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2021 totaled 49.2 million, down 2 percent from September 2020. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 46.2 million on October 1, 2021, down 1 percent from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 289 thousand during September 2021, up 44 percent from September 2020. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2021 totaled 802 million, down 1 percent from September 2020. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 695 million on October 1, 2021, up 4 percent from a year ago.



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