US November egg production up 1%
US layers down slightly from 2010 numbers
U.S. egg production totaled 7.61 billion during November 2011, up 1% from 2010 numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Production included 6.62 billion table eggs, and 999 million hatching eggs, of which 932 million were broiler-type and 67 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during November 2011 averaged 338 million, down slightly from 2010. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,253 eggs, up 1% from November 2010.
All layers in the U.S. on December 1 totaled 338 million, down 1% from December 2010. The 338 million layers consisted of 286 million layers producing table- or market-type eggs, 50.1 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs and 2.78 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1 averaged 75.4 eggs per 100 layers, up 1% from December 1, 2010.
For more information and statistics on U.S. egg and poultry production, see www.wattagnet.com/marketdata.html.