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South Dakota Layers Report

South Dakota Layers Report
South Dakota Layers Total 2.8 Million in May
SD AG Connection - June 27, 2017

UNDATED - All layers in South Dakota during May 2017 totaled 2.80 million, up from 2.05 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during May totaled 67.7 million eggs, up from 50.1 million in 2016. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,418 eggs, compared to 2,446 eggs in 2016.

United States egg production totaled 8.86 billion during May 2017, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 7.73 billion table eggs, and 1.14 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.06 billion were broiler-type and 77.7 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2017 averaged 372 million, up 2 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,385 eggs, up 1 percent from May 2016. All layers in the United States on June 1, 2017 totaled 371 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 371 million layers consisted of 311 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 56.3 million layers producing broilertype hatching eggs, and 3.16 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2017, averaged 77.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from June 1, 2016.

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2017 totaled 53.0 million, down 7 percent from May 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.2 million on June 1, 2017, down 14 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 298 thousand during May 2017, down 9 percent from May 2016.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2017 totaled 821 million, up 2 percent from May 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on June 1, 2017, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 8.16 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2017, up 1 percent from May 2016.



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