Egg Production Down 3%

Egg Production

According to the USDA, egg production in Iowa for December 2013 was 1.21 billion eggs, down 3% from last month, and down 2% from last year. This according to the Chickens and Eggs release from the USDA’ National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The total number of layers on hand during the month of November was 53.1 million, up 1% from last month, and up 1% from the 52.5 million in November of 2012. Eggs per 100 layers for the month of November were 2,280, down 4% from last month and down 3% from 2,348 last year.