June 23, 2011

 

New York's egg output rises 6% in May
 
 
Egg output on New York farms amounted 102 million in May, increasing 6% from the previous year, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.


The number of hens and pullets of laying age, at 4.09 million, increased 5% from May 2010 and the rate of lay was 2,496 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from last year.


US egg production totalled 7.78 billion during May 2011, up 1% from last year. Production included 6.67 billion table eggs, and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 72 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2011 averaged 338 million, down slightly from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,302 eggs, up 1% from May 2010.


US egg-type chicks hatched during May 2011 totalled 43.3 million, up slightly from May 2010. Eggs in incubators totalled 37.6 million on June 1, 2011, down 2% from a year ago.

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