If you believe the numbers, Wisconsin poultry industry has definitely overcome the setbacks experienced in 2015 and the avian influenza outbreak some experienced.
Wisconsin egg production during May 2018 was 168 million eggs, up 5 percent from last month and up 10 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 May 2018 was 6.99 million. This is up 2 percent from last month and up 15 percent from last year. Eggs per 100 layers for May were 2,407, up 3 percent from last month but down 5 percent from last year.
In 2015, four Wisconsin counties were directly impacted by avian influenza forcing depopulation of about 1.9 million birds.