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Egg Production Up 4 Percent in Minnesota
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/23/2023

Minnesota egg production during December 2022 was 220 million eggs, up 3 percent from last month and up 4 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 December 2022 was 8.64 million, unchanged from last month but up 2 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for December were 2,540, up 3 percent from last month and up 2 percent from last December.

United States egg production totaled 9.12 billion during December 2022, down 6 percent from last year. Production included 7.83 billion table eggs, and 1.29 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.19 billion were broilertype and 100 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during December 2022 averaged 374 million, down 5 percent from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,435 eggs, down 1 percent from December 2021.

All layers in the United States on January 1, 2023, totaled 373 million, down 5 percent from last year. The 373 million layers consisted of 306 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.83 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on January 1, 2023, averaged 78.2 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from January 1, 2022.

Egg-type chicks hatched during December 2022 totaled 48.0 million, down slightly from December 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.2 million on January 1, 2023, up 6 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 217 thousand during December 2022, up 1 percent from December 2021.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during December 2022 totaled 854 million, up 1 percent from December 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 719 million on January 1, 2023, up 1 percent from a year ago.


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