New York Egg Production Up Six Percent in March

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM EDT

(WKBW release) Egg production on New York farms totaled 112 million eggs in March 2012, up six 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 4.53 million, increased 7 percent from March 2011 but the rate of lay decreased 1 percent to 2,470 eggs per 100 layers.

United States egg production totaled 7.86 billion during March 2012, up slightly from last year. Production included 6.80 billion table eggs, and 1.06 billion hatching eggs, of which 981 million were broiler-type and 78 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during March 2012 averaged 340 million, down slightly from last year. March egg production per 100 layers was 2,313 eggs, up 1 percent from March 2011.