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S.D. Layer Inventory, Egg Production Down
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/22/2022

All layers in South Dakota during October 2022 totaled 1.87 million, down from 2.08 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during October totaled 50.8 million eggs, down from 55.4 million in 2021. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,718 eggs, compared to 2,665 eggs in 2021.

United States egg production totaled 9.13 billion during October 2022, down 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.83 billion table eggs, and 1.30 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 90.6 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2022 totaled 374 million, down 4 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,439 eggs, up slightly from October 2021.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2022, totaled 375 million, down 4 percent from last year. The 375 million layers consisted of 309 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.52 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2022, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from November 1, 2021.

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2022 totaled 51.3 million, up 12 percent from October 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.0 million on November 1, 2022, up 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 251 thousand during October 2022, down slightly from October 2021.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2022 totaled 851 million, up 5 percent from October 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 705 million on November 1, 2022, up slightly from a year ago.


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