Shell eggs broken totaled 181 million dozen during October 2007, up 7 percent from October a year ago, and 10 percent above the 165 million broken last month, according to USDA’s Egg Products report released last month.

October 2007 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays. October 2006 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

During calendar year 2007 through October, shell eggs broken totaled 1.68 billion dozen, down 1 percent from the comparable period in 2006. To date, cumulative total edible products from eggs broken in 2007 was 2.19 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2006.