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S.D. Chicken and Egg Inventories Down
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/23/2020

All layers in South Dakota during May 2020 totaled 2.69 million, down from 2.77 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

South Dakota egg production during May totaled 68.1 million eggs, down from 75.1 million in 2019. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,536 eggs, compared to 2,716 eggs in 2019.

United States egg production totaled 9.10 billion during May 2020, down 5 percent from last year. Production included 7.86 billion table eggs, and 1.24 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.15 billion were broiler-type and 85.6 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during May 2020 totaled 386 million, down 4 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,357 eggs, down 2 percent from May 2019.

Total layers in the United States on June 1, 2020 totaled 384 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 384 million layers consisted of 320 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 60.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.16 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2020, averaged 75.6 eggs per 100 layers, down 3 percent from June 1, 2019.

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2020 totaled 52.8 million, down 13 percent from May 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 49.7 million on June 1, 2020, down 4 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 233 thousand during May 2020, up 8 percent from May 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2020 totaled 807 million, down 6 percent from May 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 699 million on June 1, 2020, down 1 percent from a year ago.

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