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S.D. Layers Up 1.56 Million from 2015
South Dakota Ag Connection - December 29, 2016

UNDATED - All layers in South Dakota during November 2016 totaled 2.74 million, up from 1.56 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during November totaled 63.5 million eggs, up from 34.2 million in 2015. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,315 eggs, compared to 2,199 eggs in 2015.

United States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015.

All layers in the United States on December 1, 2016 totaled 369 million, up 6 percent from last year. The 369 million layers consisted of 312 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.49 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2016, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from December 1, 2015.

Egg-type chicks hatched during November 2016 totaled 42.5 million, down 7 percent from November 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 46.1 million on December 1, 2016, down 4 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 270 thousand during November 2016, up 24 percent from November 2015.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2016 totaled 760 million, up 4 percent from November 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 659 million on December 1, 2016, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.71 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2016, up 7 percent from November 2015.



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