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Minnesota egg production during February 2022 was 202 million eggs, down 9 percent from last month but up 9 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 February 2022 was 8.74 million, up 1 percent from last month and up 8 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for February were 2,305, down 10 percent from last month but up 1 from lastFebruary. 

United States egg production totaled 8.58 billion during February 2022, up slightly from last year. Production included 7.39 billion table eggs, and 1.19 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.11 billion were broiler-type and 82.3 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during February 2022 totaled 390 million, down 1 percent from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,202 eggs, up 2 percent from February 2021. 

Total layers in the United States on March 1, 2022 totaled 390 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 323 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.69 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. 

Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2022, averaged 78.5 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from March 1, 2021. Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2022 totaled 51.1 million, down 2 percent  from February 2021. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 55.4 million on March 1, 2022, down 8 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 276 thousand during February 2022, up 37 percent from February 2021. Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2022 totaled 759 million, down slightly from February 2021. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 719 million on March 1, 2022, up 1 percent from a year ago.



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