American egg production totaled 8.87 billion in November, down 5% year-over-year.  Production included 7.62 billion table eggs and 1.25 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.16 billion were broiler-type and 92.1 million were egg-type.  The average number of layers in November totaled 375 million, down 4% from last year.  November egg production per 100 layers was 2,369 eggs, slightly lower than last November.  Total layers in the U.S. on December 1st totaled 374 million, 5% lower than last year.  



The layers consisted of 308 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 62 million layers were broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.74 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.  Egg-type chicks hatched during November reached 46.5 million, up two percent from the previous November.  Broiler-type chicks hatched during November totaled 810 million, one percent higher than in November 2021.  Leading breeders placed 7.68 million broiler-type pullet chicks in November.


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