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SD Egg Production
S.D. Egg Production Nearly Double from 2015
SD Ag Connection - January 25, 2017

UNDATED - All layers in South Dakota during December 2016 totaled 2.79 million, up from 1.59 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during December totaled 69.4 million eggs, up from 36.6 million in 2015. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,492 eggs, compared to 2,303 eggs in 2015.

United States egg production totaled 8.97 billion during December 2016, up 11 percent from last year. Production included 7.84 billion table eggs, and 1.13 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 87.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during December 2016 averaged 372 million, up 7 percent from last year. December egg production per 100 layers was 2,415 eggs, up 4 percent from December 2015.

All layers in the United States on January 1, 2017 totaled 372 million, up 6 percent from last year. The 372 million layers consisted of 314 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.9 million layers producing broilertype hatching eggs, and 3.64 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on January 1, 2017, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 4 percent from January 1, 2016.

Egg-type chicks hatched during December 2016 totaled 46.2 million, down 1 percent from December 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 40.2 million on January 1, 2017, down 16 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 194 thousand during December 2016, down 10 percent from December 2015.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during December 2016 totaled 811 million, up 2 percent from December 2015. Eggs in incubators totaled 661 million on January 1, 2017, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 7.54 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during December 2016, down slightly from December 2015.



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