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South Dakota Layers-April

South Dakota Layers-April
South Dakota Layers Total 2.75 Million in April
South Dakota Ag Connection - May 23, 2017

UNDATED - All layers in South Dakota during April 2017 totaled 2.75 million, up from 1.98 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during April totaled 66 million eggs, up from 47 million in 2016. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,401 eggs, compared to 2,396 eggs in 2016.

United States egg production totaled 8.64 billion during April 2017, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.55 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 78.4 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during April 2017 averaged 374 million, up 2 percent from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,311 eggs, up 2 percent from April 2016.

All layers in the United States on May 1, 2017 totaled 373 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 373 million layers consisted of 313 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 55.8 million layers producing broilertype hatching eggs, and 3.24 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on May 1, 2017, averaged 76.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from May 1, 2016.

Egg-type chicks hatched during April 2017 totaled 51.6 million, up 1 percent from April 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.4 million on May 1, 2017, down 9 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 228 thousand during April 2017, down 35 percent from April 2016.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2017 totaled 793 million, up 2 percent from April 2016. Eggs in incubators totaled 668 million on May 1, 2017, up 3 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.05 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during April 2017, down 7 percent from April 2016.



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