Albany, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Egg production on New York farms totaled 106 million eggs in September 2011, up 13 percent from last 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 4.37 million, increased 11 percent from September 2010 and the rate of lay increased 2 percent to 2,427 eggs per 100 layers.
United States egg production totaled 7.51 billion during September 2011, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.49 billion table eggs, and 1.02 billion hatching eggs, of which 952 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2011 averaged 336 million, down 1 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,236 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2010.
United States egg-type chicks hatched during September 2011 totaled 40.3 million, up slightly from September 2010. Eggs in incubators totaled 36.5 million on October 1, 2011, down 8 percent from a year ago.