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State Egg Production Down 17 Percent from 2021
Iowa Ag Connection - 11/22/2022

Iowa egg production during October 2022 was 1.07 billion eggs, up 5 percent from last month but down 17 percent 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 October 2022 was 41.0 million, up 2 percent from last month but down 17 percent from the same month last year. Eggs per 100 layers for October were 2,604, up 3 percent from last month but down 1 percent from last October.

United States egg production totaled 9.13 billion during October 2022, down 4 percent from last year. Production included 7.83 billion table eggs, and 1.30 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.21 billion were broiler-type and 90.6 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2022 totaled 374 million, down 4 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,439 eggs, up slightly from October 2021.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2022, totaled 375 million, down 4 percent from last year. The 375 million layers consisted of 309 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 62.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.52 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2022, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from November 1, 2021.

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2022 totaled 51.3 million, up 12 percent from October 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.0 million on November 1, 2022, up 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 251 thousand during October 2022, down slightly from October 2021.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2022 totaled 851 million, up 5 percent from October 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 705 million on November 1, 2022, up slightly from a year ago.


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