ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota egg production during May 2022 was 223 million eggs, up 4 percent from last month and up 9 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 May 2022 was 8.69 million, down 1 percent from last month but up 8 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for May were 2,562, up 5 percent from last month and up 1 percent from last May.
United States Chickens & Eggs
United States egg production totaled 8.98 billion during May 2022, down 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.65 billion table eggs, and 1.33 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.23 billion were broiler-type and 94.3 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during May 2022 totaled 366 million, down 5 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,453 eggs, up 2 percent from May 2021.
Total layers in the United States on June 1, 2022, totaled 365 million, down 5 percent from last year. The 365 million layers consisted of 298 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.48 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2022, averaged 78.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from June 1, 2021.
Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2022 totaled 56.8 million, down 2 percent from May 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.5 million on June 1, 2022, down 4 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 269 thousand during May 2022, down 12 percent from May 2021.
Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2022 totaled 854 million, up slightly from May 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 729 million on June 1, 2022, up 1 percent from a year ago.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service