National Dairy Shrine



Minnesota Ag News Headlines
Minnesota Layers on Hand Down Fractionally
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/25/2017

Minnesota egg production during August 2017 was 260 million eggs, down 1 percent from last month but up 3 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 August 2017 was 10.3 million, down fractionally from last month but up fractionally from a year ago. Eggs per 100 layers for August were 2,517, down 1 percent from last month, but up 3 percent from last year.

United States egg production totaled 8.85 billion during August 2017, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 7.69 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.09 billion were broiler-type and 77.3 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2017 averaged 371 million, up 1 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,384 eggs, down slightly from August 2016.

All layers in the United States on September 1, 2017 totaled 372 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 372 million layers consisted of 312 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.19 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2017, averaged 76.2 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from September 1, 2016.

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2017 totaled 45.6 million, up 5 percent from August 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.2 million on September 1, 2017, down 6 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 254 thousand during August 2017, down 22 percent from August 2016.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2017 totaled 833 million, up 3 percent from August 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on September 1, 2017, up 4 percent from a year ago.

Send this article to a friend


Other Minnesota Headlines
Dairy Calf & Heifer Association
Freudenthal Manufacturing
Copyright 2017 - USAgNet.com. All Rights Reserved.