Wisconsin egg production decreased in February. According to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, in February 2018 Wisconsin chickens produced 144 million eggs, down 13 percent from last month but up 15 percent from last year.
Then in chickens the average number of all layers on hand during February in the badger state was 6.56 million. This is down 1 percent from January but up 16 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for February were 2,198, down 12 percent from last month and down 1 percent from last year.
Meanwhile, United States egg production totaled 8.14 billion during February 2018, up slightly from last year. Production included 7.10 billion table eggs, and 1.05 billion hatching eggs, of which 972 million were broiler-type and 73.7 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during February 2018 totaled 384 million, up 2 percent from last year. February egg production per 100 layers was 2,121 eggs, down 2 percent from February 2017.
All layers in the United States on March 1, 2018 totaled 386 million, up 3 percent from last year. The 386 million layers consisted of 324 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.49 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2018, averaged 76.0 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from March 1, 2017.
Egg-type chicks hatched during February 2018 totaled 50.5 million, up 4 percent from February 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 55.9 million on March 1, 2018, up 7 percent from a year ago.
Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 153 thousand during February 2018, down 15 percent from February 2017.
Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2018 totaled 735 million, up 1 percent from February 2017. Eggs in incubators totaled 682 million on March 1, 2018, up 2 percent from a year ago.
The complete Chickens and Eggs report can be found under Publications on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov.