U.S. shell eggs broken totaled 176 million dozen during September 2011, down 11% from September 2010 and 3% below the 182 million broken in August, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

During the first nine months of 2011, shell eggs broken totaled 1.567 billion dozen, up 1% from the comparable period in 2010. Through September, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2011 was 2.028 billion pounds, up slightly from 2010 numbers. Of that number, 1.24 billion pounds were whole eggs, 525 million pounds were egg whites and 268.3 million pounds were egg yolks.

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