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MN Egg Production Down

Minnesota egg production during November 2020 was 214 million eggs, down 4% from last month and down 10% 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 November 2020 was 8.24 million, down less than 1% from last month and down 17% from last year. 

Eggs per 100 layers for November were 2,598, down 4% from last month but up 9% from last year. 

United States egg production totaled 9.32 billion during November 2020, down 2% from last year. 

Production included 8.09 billion table eggs, and 1.22 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.14 billion were broiler-type and 78.6 million were egg-type. 

The average number of layers during November 2020 totaled 389 million, down 3% from last year. 

November egg production per 100 layers was 2,396 eggs, up 1% from November 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on December 1, 2020 totaled 390 million, down 3% from last year. 

The 390 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.28 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. 

Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2020, averaged 80.0 eggs per 100 layers, up 2% from December 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2020 totaled 48.0 million, down slightly from November 2019. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 53.2 million on December 1, 2020, up 11% from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 169,000 during November 2020, down 15% from November 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2020 totaled 783 million, down 2% from 2019. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on December 1, 2020, down 1% from a year ago.


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