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S.D. Layer Inventory, Egg Production Down
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/23/2021

All layers in South Dakota during October 2021 totaled 2.23 million, down from 2.60 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during October totaled 59.6 million eggs, down from 70.9 million in 2020. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,670 eggs, compared to 2,724 eggs in 2020.

United States egg production totaled 9.61 billion during October 2021, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 8.32 billion table eggs, and 1.29 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 73.8 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2021 totaled 390 million, up 1 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,465 eggs, up slightly from October 2020.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2021 totaled 392 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 392 million layers consisted of 327 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.97 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2021, averaged 79.5 eggs per 100 layers, down slightly from November 1, 2020.

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2021 totaled 45.9 million, down 9 percent from October 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.7 million on November 1, 2021, up 5 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 252 thousand during October 2021, up 28 percent from October 2020.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2021 totaled 811 million, up 1 percent from October 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on November 1, 2021, up 5 percent from a year ago.


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