Egg production dips 8% in February

Wisconsin Egg Production

Wisconsin egg production during February 2021 was 171 million eggs, down 8% from last month but up 1% from a year ago, 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 February 2021 was 7.64 million, up 1% from last month and up 7% from last February. Eggs per 100 layers for February were 2,241, down 9% from last month and down 6% from February 2020.

United States Egg Production

United States egg production totaled 8.60 billion during February 2021, down 4% from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.16 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.08 billion were broiler-type and 76.9million were egg-type. The average number of layers during February 2021 totaled 394 million, down 1%from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,183 eggs, down 3%from February 2020.