ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota egg production during November 2021 was 201 million eggs, down 5 percent from last month and down 6 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 November 2021 was 8.31 million, down slightly from last month but up 1 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for November were 2,418, down 5 percent from last month and down 7 percent from last November.
United States Chickens & Eggs
United States egg production totaled 9.37 billion during November 2021, up slightly from last year. Production included 8.13 billion table eggs, and 1.24 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 73.8 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during November 2021 totaled 392 million, up 1 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,390 eggs, down slightly from November 2020.
Total layers in the United States on December 1, 2021 totaled 393 million, up slightly from last year. The 393 million layers consisted of 328 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.97 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2021, averaged 79.8 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from December 1, 2020.
Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2021 totaled 45.8 million, down 5 percent from November 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 48.4 million on December 1, 2021, down 9 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 204 thousand during November 2021, up 21 percent from November 2020.
Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2021 totaled 799 million, up 2 percent from November 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 722 million on December 1, 2021, up 2 percent from a year ago.
— USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service