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South Dakota Layers up in September

South Dakota Layers up in September

South Dakota Layers Up in September


SD AG Connection - October 23, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - All layers in South Dakota during September 2018 totaled 2.80 million, up from 2.45 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during September totaled 69.5 million eggs, up from 57.9 million in 2017. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,486 eggs, compared to 2,364 eggs in 2017.

United States egg production totaled 8.91 billion during September 2018, up 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.76 billion table eggs, and 1.15 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.07 billion were broiler-type and 85.5 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during September 2018 totaled 386 million, up 3 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,309 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2017.

All layers in the United States on October 1, 2018 totaled 386 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 386 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.3 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.47 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2018, averaged 76.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from October 1, 2017.

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2018 totaled 49.6 million, up 16 percent from September 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 51.7 million on October 1, 2018, up 11 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 188 thousand during September 2018, down 1 percent from September 2017.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2018 totaled 787 million, down slightly from September 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 649 million on October 1, 2018, down slightly from a year ago.



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