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Iowa Layers and Egg Production Up from 2020
Iowa Ag Connection - 09/23/2021

Iowa egg production during August 2021 was 1.28 billion eggs, down slightly from last month but up 3% from last year, according to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The average number of all layers on hand during August 2021 was 49.4 million, down slightly from last month but up 5% from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for August were 2,592, up slightly from last month but down 2% from last August.

United States egg production totaled 9.39 billion during August 2021, up slightly from last year. Production included 8.12 billion table eggs, and 1.28 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.20 billion were broiler-type and 73.9 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during August 2021 totaled 385 million, up 1% from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,442 eggs, down slightly from August 2020.

Total layers in the United States on September 1, 2021 totaled 385 million, up slightly from last year. The 385 million layers consisted of 320 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.2 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.84 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2021, averaged 78.8 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from September 1, 2020.

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2021 totaled 49.7 million, down 1% from August 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 45.0 million on September 1, 2021, down 5% from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 330 thousand during August 2021, down 11% from August 2020. Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2021 totaled 841 million, up slightly from August 2020. Eggs in incubators totaled 712 million on September 1, 2021, up 3% from a year ago.


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