April Egg Production Down Compared to a Year Ago

US - United States egg production dropped one per cent in April compared to the same month last year.
calendar icon 23 May 2012
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According to the USDA's latest Chickens and Eggs report, US egg production totaled 7.58 billion during April 2012, down 1 percent from last year. On 1 May, all layers totaled 338 million, down slightly compared to a year ago.

Egg-type chicks hatched in April 2012 were down 8 per cent compared to April 2011. Eggs in incubators on 1 May were up 4 per cent compared to a year ago.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2012 dropped 4 per cent from a year ago. Eggs in incubators on 1 May also dropped 4 per cent.

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