US, Wisconsin egg production up from a year ago

Wisconsin egg production during February 2024 was 182 million eggs, up 9% from the previous February, 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 February 2024 was 7.49 million, up 6% from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for February was 2,430, up 3% from a year ago.

United States egg production totaled 8.62 billion during February 2024, up 5% from last year. Production included 7.39 billion table eggs, and 1.22 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.13 billion were broiler-type and 93.7 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during February 2024 totaled 377 million, down 1% from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,288 eggs, up 6% from February 2023.

Total layers in the United States on March 1 totaled 377 million, down 1% from last year. The 377 million layers consisted of 311 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 3.87 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on March 1 averaged 79.0 eggs per 100 layers, up 2% from March 1, 2023.

Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2024 totaled 55.7 million, up 7% from February 2023. Eggs in incubators totaled 56.5 million on March 1, up 5% from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 236,000 during February 2024, up 3% from February 2023.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2024 totaled 789 million, up 3% from February 2023. Eggs in incubators totaled 731 million on March 1, up 1% from a year ago.

The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.

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