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State Chickens Still Producing More Eggs
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/25/2017

Wisconsin egg production rose another one percent during August compared to a month earlier, and 17 percent more from the same time last year.

According to the USDA's latest Chickens and Eggs report, the average number of all layers on hand during August was 6.15 million, up two percent from last month and 10 percent more from 2016. Eggs per 100 layers for August were 2,524, down one percent from last month, but up six percent from last year.

Nationally, egg production totaled 8.85 billion last month, up one percent from last year. Production included 7.69 billion table eggs, and 1.17 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.09 billion were broiler-type and 77.3 million were egg-type.

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