Egg Production Down From 2020

December egg production in Wisconsin totaled 183 million eggs. This is up 2 percent from November, but down 4 percent from a year prior, according to the latest chicken and eggs report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Wisconsin’s average number of layers on hand in December was 7.21 million, which is down 1 percent from November and down 7 percent from December 2020. Eggs per 100 layers for December were 2,538, up 3 percent from November and up 4 percent from the year before.

Meanwhile, the U.S. average of 392 million layers in December, which is up slightly from a year prior, averaged 2,464 eggs per 100 layers. This number, while lower than Wisconsin’s average, is up slightly from December 2020.

U.S. egg production totaled 9.66 billion during December, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 8.38 billion table eggs and 1.28 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 78.2 million were egg-type.

More stats on U.S. chicken and eggs:

All layers in the U.S. on Jan. 1 totaled 392 million, down slightly from last year. The 392 million layers consisted of 326 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.03 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on Jan. 1 averaged 79.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from the same time in 2021.

Egg-type chicks hatched during December totaled 47.3 million, down 9 percent from December 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.5 million on Jan. 1, down 8 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 214 thousand during December, down 54 percent from December 2020.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during December totaled 846 million, down slightly from 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 712 million on Jan. 1, up slightly from a year ago.