ATHENS, Ga. — United States egg production totaled 9.60 billion during December 2020, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 8.33 billion table eggs, and 1.26 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 87.4 million were egg- type. The total number of layers during December 2020 averaged 391 million, down 3 percent from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,453 eggs, up 1 percent from December 2019.
All layers in the United States on January 1, 2021 totaled 391 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 391 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.37 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on January 1, 2021, averaged 78.3 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from January 1, 2020.
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