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Wisconsin Egg Production Finishes 2016 Strong
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2017

Wisconsin egg production during December was 146 million eggs, up five percent from November and 18 percent more than the same time last year.

According to the USDA's latest Chickens and Eggs report, the average number of all layers on hand during December was 5.64 million, slightly higher than last month, and up 10 percent from December 2015.

Eggs per 100 layers were 2,591 up four percent for the month and eight percent for the year. This was the highest rate of lay since records began in 1988.

Nationally, output totaled 8.97 billion eggs during December, up 11 percent from last year. The total number of layers for the month averaged 372 million, up seven from late 2015.

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