The Egg Industry Center has issued Report No. 8, detailing layer feed cost for September 2010. The following table documents the increase in the cost of layer feed, corn and soybean meal for the third quarter of 2010. The escalation in cost is basically attributed to the rise in corn as noted in the table. More information can be obtained from Program Manager Maro Ibarburu.

AVERAGE U.S. LAYER FEED AND INGREDIENT COSTS

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Month 2010 

Average U.S. Feed Cost 

$/ton 

Corn Price 

$/ton 

Soybean Meal Price 

$/ton 

July

205.30

152.10

339.00

August

211.80

160.00

344.40

September

229.30

185.20

347.50

Increase 

+11.7% 

+21.7% 

+2.4%