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MN Egg Production sees Slight Monthly Increase, Down Year-to Year

Minnesota egg production during October 2020 was 223 million eggs, up 4% from last month but down 17% 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 October 2020 was 8.27 million, down less than 1% from last month and down 22% from last year. 

Eggs per 100 layers for October were 2,701, up 5% from last month and up 7% from last year. 

United States egg production totaled 9.50 billion during October 2020, down 2% from last year. 

Production included 8.24 billion table eggs, and 1.25 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 79.8 million were egg-type. 

The average number of layers during October 2020 totaled 386 million, down 3% from last year. 

October egg production per 100 layers was 2,459 eggs, up 1% from October 2019. 

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2020 totaled 388 million, down 3% from last year. 

The 388 million layers consisted of 324 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.14 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. 

Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2020, averaged 79.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from November 1, 2019. 

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 50.6 million, down 3% from October 2019. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 44.6 million on November 1, 2020, down 7% from a year ago. 

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 197,000 during October 2020, down 1% from October 2019. 

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 805 million, down 1% from October 2019. 

Eggs in incubators totaled 660 million on November 1, 2020, down 3% from a year ago.


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