ALBANY - Egg production on New York farms totaled 111 million eggs in August, up 3 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 4.40 million, increased 1 percent from August 2011 and the rate of lay increased 2 percent to 2,523 eggs per 100 layers.
United States egg production totaled 7.80 billion during August, up 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.76 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 971 million were broiler-type and 69 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August averaged 335 million, up slightly from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,324 eggs, up 1 percent from August 2011.
United States egg-type chicks hatched during August totaled 41.4 million, down slightly from August 2011. Eggs in incubators totaled 36.8 million on Sept. 1, down 6 percent from a year ago.
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