November Egg Production Up 10 Percent

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Poultry

chicken eggs egg productionUnited States egg production totaled 8.53 billion during November 2016, up 10 percent from last year. Production included 7.44 billion table eggs, and 1.09 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.01 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2016 averaged 367 million, up 7 percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,328 eggs, up 3 percent from November 2015.

All layers in the United States on December 1, 2016 totaled 369 million, up 6 percent from last year. The 369 million layers consisted of 312 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.49 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2016, averaged 77.9 eggs per 100 layers, up 3 percent from December 1, 2015.

USDA Southern Region Chicken and Eggs Report. (.pdf)