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S.D. June Egg Production Down 12 Million from 2020
South Dakota Ag Connection - 07/23/2021

All layers in South Dakota during June 2021 totaled 2.03 million, down from 2.70 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during June totaled 54.3 million eggs, down from 66.3 million in 2020. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,671 eggs, compared to 2,458 eggs in 2020.

United States egg production totaled 9.04 billion during June 2021, up 2% from last year. Production included 7.77 billion table eggs, and 1.27 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.20 billion were broiler-type and 76.6 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during June 2021 totaled 384 million, up slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,356 eggs, up 2% from June 2020.

Total layers in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 384 million, up 1% from last year. The 384 million layers consisted of 317 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.84 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2021, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from July 1, 2020.

Egg-type chicks hatched during June 2021 totaled 53.4 million, down 4% from June 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 50.9 million on July 1, 2021, up 10% from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 288 thousand during June 2021, down 23% from June 2020.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2021 totaled 824 million, down 1% from June 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 715 million on July 1, 2021, up 2% from a year ago.


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