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February chicken, egg numbers rise

The USDA’s chicken and egg numbers were up in February. February egg production climbed 5% on the year to 8.62 billion, with a slight decline in the number of layers canceled out by a higher rate of lay per hen. Table and hatching egg production... Read More.

U.S. egg production higher in January

Egg production was up in January. The USDA says 9.274 billion eggs were produced in January 2024, an increase of 2% from January 2023, with table and hatching eggs both above the previous year. The number of egg laying hens on February 1st was slightly... Read More.

2023 U.S. egg production below 2022

U.S. egg production declined from 2022 to 2023. The USDA says that for the year ending November 30th, 2023, production totaled 109.526 billion eggs, slightly lower than the previous year, with a larger number of laying hens, up to 382.338million head, canceled by lower... Read More.

December egg production up on year

U.S. egg production was up in December, with numbers pointing towards short term growth in table egg supplies and tighter broiler chicken numbers. The USDA says 9.54 billion eggs were produced during December 2023, up 3% from December 2022, including more than 8 billion... Read More.