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U.S. Egg Production Falls in June

China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2012-07-25 19:16:19China Agriculture Report Print

United States egg production totaled 7.50 billion during June 2012, down slightly from last year.

Production included 6.47 billion table eggs, and 1.03 billion hatching eggs, of which 965 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type.

The total number of layers during June 2012 averaged 337 million, up slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,227 eggs, down slightly from June 2011.

All layers in the United States on July 1, 2012 totaled 335 million, down slightly from last year. The 335 million layers consisted of 281 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 2.81 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs.

Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2012, averaged 73.9 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from July 1, 2011.

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