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South Dakota Layers and Egg Production Down from 2019
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/24/2020

All layers in South Dakota during October 2020 totaled 2.59 million, down from 2.85 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during October totaled 70.6 million eggs, down from 77.4 million in 2019. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,725 eggs, compared to 2,716 eggs in 2019.

United States egg production totaled 9.50 billion during October 2020, down 2% from last year. Production included 8.24 billion table eggs, and 1.25 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 79.8 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2020 totaled 386 million, down 3% from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,459 eggs, up 1% from October 2019.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2020 totaled 388 million, down 3% from last year. The 388 million layers consisted of 324 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.14 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2020, averaged 79.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from November 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 50.6 million, down 3% from October 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 44.6 million on November 1, 2020, down 7% from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 197,000 during October 2020, down 1% from October 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2020 totaled 805 million, down 1% from October 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 660 million on November 1, 2020, down 3% from a year ago.


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