Egg production

Egg production in Arkansas totaled 304 million eggs during April 2020, down 1 percent from the previous month but up 2 percent from April 2019.

The number of layers during April 2020 averaged 15.4 million, up 1 percent from the previous month and up 3 percent from this time last year.

Egg production per 100 layers averaged 1,975 eggs, down 2 percent from the previous month and down 2 percent from a year ago.

United States egg production totaled 9.13 billion during April 2020, down 3 percent from last year. The average number of layers during April 2020 totaled 393 million, down 3 percent from last year.

April egg production per 100 layers was 2,322 eggs, up slightly from April 2019.

Broiler-type chicks hatched in Arkansas during April 2020 totaled 78.4 million, down 10 percent from April 2019. Broiler-type chicks hatched in United States during April 2020 totaled 774 million, down 6 percent from April 2019.

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