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MN Egg Production Up in March

Minnesota egg production during March 2022 was 223 million eggs, up 11 percent from last month and 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 March 2022 was 8.86 million, up 2 percent from last month and up 9 percent from the same month last year. 

Eggs per 100 layers for March were 2,510, up 9 percent from last month but down slightly from last March. 

United States egg production totaled 9.39 billion during March 2022, down 1 percent from last year. 

Production included 8.03 billion table eggs, and 1.37 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.27 billion were broiler-type and 97.2 million were egg-type. 

The average number of layers during March 2022 totaled 381 million, down 3 percent from last year. 

March egg production per 100 layers was 2,467 eggs, up 3 percent from March 2021. 

Total layers  in the United States on April 1, 2022 totaled 373 million, down 5 percent from last year. 

The 373 million layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.9 million layers  producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.70 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. 

Rate of lay per day on April 1, 2022, averaged 80.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from April 1, 2021.  Egg-type chicks hatched during March 2022 totaled 61.0 million, down 2 percent from March 2021. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 57.3 million on April 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 199 thousand during March 2022, down 39 percent from March 2021. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during March 2022 totaled 845 million, up slightly from March 2021. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 721 million on April 1, 2022, up slightly from a year ago. 



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