US table egg production adjusted down in 2024

January production totalled 665.1 million dozen
calendar icon 28 May 2024
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US table egg production totalled 665.1 million dozen in January, up 2.6% from January 2023, according to the most recent USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report.

The January flock averaged 310.4 million birds, only slightly above last year, and 19.3 million birds below the 5-year average for January. 

The year-over-year increase in egg production is mainly attributed to an average daily lay rate of 82.9 eggs per 100 layers, a 2.5% increase from last January. 

Table egg layer inventory was 309.3 million birds on the first of February, down slightly both month over month and year over year. Based on the decline in flock size, projected first-quarter table egg production is adjusted down by 10 million dozen to 1,940 million dozen. 

The outlying quarterly projections are unchanged at 1,975 million dozen in the second quarter, 2,015 million dozen in the third, and 2,060 million dozen in the fourth quarter. 

In total, the 2024 table egg projection is 7,990 million dozen, an increase of 1.6% year over year.

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