April egg production down on year

Egg production declined during April 2024.

The USDA says 8.935 billion eggs were produced, 1% under April 2023 as a dip in the number of layers was partially canceled out by better efficiency.

57.7 million egg-type chicks were hatched during April, a year-to-year increase of 4% and while the number of eggs in incubation at the start of the month fell 2%, placements into future hatchery supply flocks grew 6%.

834 million broiler type chicks were hatched, up 2%, with the number of eggs in incubation also up 2%, and placements 1% higher.

The USDA’s updated annual outlook for U.S. chicken and egg production is out June 12th.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!