Wisconsin Egg Production Slowly Rising

Wisconsin egg production during December was 149 million eggs, up 4 percent from November but down 19 percent from last year, according to the latest report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The average number of all layers on hand during December was 5.73 million, up slightly from November but down 21 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for December were 2,598, up 3 percent from last month and up 2 percent from last December.

Looking at the U.S. as a whole, egg production totaled 9.12 billion during December, down 6 percent from last year.

The total number of layers during December averaged 374 million, down 5 percent from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,435 eggs, down 1 percent from December 2021.