U.S. shell eggs broken totaled 174 million dozen during October 2011, down 1% from October 2010 and 1% below the 176 million broken in September, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

During calendar year 2011 through October, shell eggs broken totaled 1.74 billion dozen, up 1% from the comparable period in 2010. Cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in January through October 2011 was 2.25 billion pounds, up slightly from 2010. Edible product included 1.38 billion pounds of whole eggs, 577.79 million pounds of egg whites and 294.93 million pounds of egg yolks.