Egg Production Up

Wisconsin egg production during April 2023 was 195 million eggs, up 61 percent from the previous April, 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 April 2023 was 7.61 million, up 55 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for April 2023 was 2,564, up 4 percent from a year ago.

United States egg production totaled 9.01 billion during April 2023, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 7.71 billion table eggs, and 1.30 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.19 billion were broiler-type and 103 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during April 2023 totaled 386 million, up 4 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,336 eggs, down 2 percent from April 2022.

Total layers in the United States on May 1, 2023, totaled 387 million, up 5 percent from last year. The 387 million layers consisted of 317 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 65.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 4.00 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2023, averaged 77.8 eggs per 100 layers, down 2 percent from May 1, 2022.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2023 totaled 46.4 million, down 8 percent from April 2022. Eggs in
incubators totaled 47.4 million on May 1, 2023, down 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 234 thousand during April 2023, up 13 percent from April 2022.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2023 totaled 819 million, down slightly from April 2022. Eggs in
incubators totaled 723 million on May 1, 2023, up slightly from a year ago.

The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at