U.S. egg production totaled 7.74 billion during August, down slightly from 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Production included 6.67 billion table eggs and 1.07 billion hatching eggs, of which 1 billion were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August averaged 336 million, down 1% from 2010 numbers. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,301 eggs, up 1% from August 2010.

All layers in the U.S. on Sept. 1 totaled 337 million, down 1% from 2010. The 337 million layers consisted of 282 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 3.01 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on Sept. 1 averaged 74.3 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from the same time in 2010.