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State Egg Production Down 22 Percent from 2019
Minnesota Ag Connection - 05/27/2020

Minnesota egg production during April 2020 was 215 million eggs, down 3% from last month and down 22% 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 April 2020 was 8.53 million, up 1% from last month but down 24% from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for April were 2,516, down 4% from last month but up 2% from last year.

United States egg production totaled 9.13 billion during April 2020, down 3% from last year. Production included 7.93 billion table eggs, and 1.20 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.12 billion were broiler-type and 86.8 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during April 2020 totaled 393 million, down 3% from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,322 eggs, up slightly from April 2019.

Total layers in the United States on May 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, 61.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.35 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2020, averaged 76.8 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from May 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2020 totaled 61.2 million, up 1% from April 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.5 million on May 1, 2020, down 11% from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 243 thousand during April 2020, down 18% from April 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2020 totaled 774 million, down 6% from April 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 661 million on May 1, 2020, down 6% from a year ago.

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