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South Dakota Layers Down 90,000 from Last Year
South Dakota Ag Connection - 09/22/2022

All layers in South Dakota during August 2022 totaled 1.70 million, down from 1.79 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during August totaled 44.8 million eggs, down from 48.5 million in 2021. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,631 eggs, compared to 2,716 eggs in 2021.

United States egg production totaled 9.10 billion during August 2022, down 2 percent from last year. Production included 7.78 billion table eggs, and 1.32 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.23 billion were broiler-type and 91.0 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during August 2022 totaled 371 million, down 3 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,450 eggs, up 2 percent from August 2021.

Total layers in the United States on September 1, 2022, totaled 372 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 372 million layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.55 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2022, averaged 79.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from September 1, 2021.

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2022 totaled 56.0 million, up 13 percent from August 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.2 million on September 1, 2022, up 9 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 249 thousand during August 2022, down 25 percent from August 2021.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2022 totaled 865 million, up 3 percent from August 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 734 million on September 1, 2022, up 3 percent from a year ago.


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