ALBANY - Egg production on New York farms totaled 110 million eggs in July 2012, up 5 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 4.37 million, increased 1 percent from July 2012 and the rate of lay increased 4 percent to 2,515 eggs per 100 layers.
United States egg production totaled 7.73 billion during July 2012, down slightly from last year. Production included 6.68 billion table eggs, and 1.05 billion hatching eggs, of which 983 million were broiler-type and 68 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during July 2012 averaged 335 million, down slightly from last year. July egg production per 100 layers was 2,307 eggs, up slightly from July 2011.
United States egg-type chicks hatched during July 2012 totaled 34.0 million, down 8 percent from July 2011. Eggs in incubators totaled 38.6 million on August 1, 2012, up 4 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.