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South Dakota Layers Down for May

South Dakota Layers Down for May

South Dakota Layers Down 200,000 from 2017


South Dakota Ag Connection - June 25, 2018

UNDATED - All layers in South Dakota during May 2018 totaled 2.61 million, down from 2.80 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during May totaled 67.6 million eggs, down from 67.7 million in 2017. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,595 eggs, compared to 2,418 eggs in 2017.

United States egg production totaled 9.12 billion during May 2018, up 2 percent from last year. Production included 7.93 billion table eggs, and 1.19 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.11 billion were broiler-type and 81.2 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during May 2018 totaled 386 million, up 3 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,361 eggs, down 1 percent from May 2017.

All layers in the United States on June 1, 2018 totaled 386 million, up 4 percent from last year. The 386 million layers consisted of 323 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 59.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.38 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2018, averaged 76.4 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from June 1, 2017.

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2018 totaled 60.1 million, up 12 percent from May 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 50.5 million on June 1, 2018, up 8 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 199 thousand during May 2018, down 33 percent from May 2017.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2018 totaled 839 million, up 2 percent from May 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 700 million on June 1, 2018, up 4 percent from a year ago.



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