Wisconsin February Egg Production Report
Saturday, March 25th, 2023 -- 9:00 AM
(Wisconsin Ag Connection) -Wisconsin egg production during February 2023 was 139 million eggs, down 8 percent from last month and down 15 percent from last year, according to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The average number of all layers on hand during February 2023 was 5.93 million, up 2 percent from last month but down 17 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for February were 2,346, down 10 percent from last month but up 2 percent from last February. United States egg production totaled 8.23 billion during February 2023, down 5 percent from last year. Production included 7.03 billion table eggs, and 1.19 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.10 billion were broiler-type and 94.0 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during February 2023 totaled 379 million, down 3 percent from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,171 eggs, down 2 percent from February 2022. Total layers in the United States on March 1, 2023, totaled 382 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 382 million layers consisted of 313 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 64.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 4.01 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.
Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2023, averaged 77.4 eggs per 100 layers, down 2 percent from March 1, 2022. Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2023 totaled 52.0 million, up slightly from February 2022. Eggs in incubators totaled 54.0 million on March 1, 2023, down 6 percent from a year ago. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 230 thousand during February 2023, down 17 percent from February 2022. Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2023 totaled 763 million, up 1 percent from February 2022. Eggs in incubators totaled 723 million on March 1, 2023, up 1 percent from a year ago.
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