November Egg Production Up Four Percent

U.S. egg production totaled 9.3 billion during November, up four percent from November 2022. Production included just over eight billion table eggs and 1.28 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.19 billion were broiler type and 91.8 million were egg type.

The average number of layers during November totaled 390 million, three percent higher than last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,385 eggs, one percent higher than November 2022. Total layers in the U.S. on December 1 were 389 million, up three percent from a year ago. That number consisted of 322 million layers producing table or market eggs, 63.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.62 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.

The rate of eggs laid per day on December 1 averaged 79.4 eggs per 100 layers, one percent higher than last December. Egg-type chicks hatched were three percent higher and broiler-type chicks were down three percent.