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Minnesota Egg Production Down 7 Percent from 2020
Minnesota Ag Connection - 03/02/2021

Minnesota egg production during January 2021 was 209 million eggs, down 3% from last month and down 7% 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 January 2021 was 8.09 million, down slightly from last month and down 10% from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for January were 2,579, down 3% from last month but up 3% from last year.

United States egg production totaled 9.53 billion during January 2021, down 2% from last year. Production included 8.26 billion table eggs, and 1.27 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.18 billion were broiler-type and 88.5 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during January 2021 averaged 393 million, down 2% from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,424 eggs, up slightly from January 2020.

All layers in the United States on February 1, 2021 totaled 394 million, down 1% from last year. The 394 million layers consisted of 327 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.32 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on February 1, 2021, averaged 78.1 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from February 1, 2020.

Egg-type chicks hatched during January 2021 totaled 50.9 million, down 4% from January 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 53.1 million on February 1, 2021, up 6% from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 279 thousand during January 2021, up 5% from January 2020.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2021 totaled 850 million, down 1% from January 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 706 million on February 1, 2021, down 2% from a year ago.


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