Iowa's egg production up 2% year-over-year to 1.19 billion eggs in November, USDA says; average output reaches 2,241 eggs/100 layers, up 1.4% from last year

WASHINGTON , December 22, 2011 (press release) – Egg production in Iowa for November 2011 was 1.19 billion eggs, up 2 percent from October 2010, according to the Chickens and Eggs report released by USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. The total number of layers on hand during November 2011 was 52.3 million, up from 51.7 million layers in November 2010. Eggs per 100 layers for the month of November was 2,241 eggs, up from 2,210 eggs the previous year.

United States Chickens & Eggs

United States egg production totaled 7.61 billion during November 2011, up 1 percent from last year. 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 last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,253 eggs, up 1 percent from November 2010.

All layers in the United States on December 1, 2011 totaled 338 million, down 1 percent from last year. 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, 2011, averaged 75.4 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from December 1, 2010.

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