Wisconsin chicken, egg production falls again

Wisconsin chicken, egg production falls again

Wisconsin chicken, egg production falls again

Wisconsin’s chicken and egg production fell last month.  USDA officials say August egg production totaled 171 million eggs.  That’s a 6% drop from July and 11% below August of 2020.

There were 5% fewer laying hens in August, with about 6.6 million birds.  That’s also 13% fewer hens than August of 2020.

USDA says Wisconsin’s 2021 laying hen population peaked last winter at around 7.6 million birds but has fallen sharply since June.