Wisconsin saw a decrease in egg production in September 2017. According to the latest USDA Chicken and Eggs report, the total egg production for the badger state in September totaled 145 million eggs; this is down 7 percent from August 2016, but up 4 percent from September of last year.
The average number of laying chickens that produced the eggs in September of 2017 was 6.46 million birds. This amount of Wisconsin layers was an increase of 5 percent from August 2017 and up 8 percent from the same time last year.
Following the downward trend in egg production the average eggs per 100 layers also saw a decrease in September. The eggs per 100 layers were 2,240 eggs. This was down 11 percent from August and down 4 percent from September 2016.
Wisconsin egg producers were not the only ones to see a decrease in egg production in September. Overall, the United States egg production totaled 8.49 billion during September 2017; this was down slightly from September of last year. Egg production included 7.37 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 71.9 million were egg-type.
The total number of laying chickens that produced eggs in September averaged 372 million. This was an increase of 1 percent from September of 2016. The September egg per 100 layers in the United States as a whole was 2,281 eggs, down 1 percent from September 2016.
The complete USDA, Chicken and Eggs report can be found under Publications on the USDA NASS website at, http://www.nass.usda.gov