ALBANY - Egg production on New York farms totaled 108 million eggs in June 2012, up 6 percent from last year, according to King Whetstone, Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.
The number of hens and pullets of laying age, at 4.49 million, increased 6 percent from June 2011 but the rate of lay decreased 1 percent to 2,405 eggs per 100 layers.
United States egg production totaled 7.50 billion during June, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.47 billion table eggs, and 1.03 billion hatching eggs, of which 965 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June averaged 337 million, up slightly from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,227 eggs, down slightly from June 2011.
United States egg-type chicks hatched during June totaled 39.4 million, up 1 percent from June 2011. Eggs in incubators totaled 34.2 million on July 1, 2012, down 1 percent from a year ago. The information in this release is available by free email subscription by subscribing to New York reports at www.nass.usda.gov/ny.