April egg production falls 1%

Total number of layers in April slightly lower than last year.

U.S egg production totaled 8.21 billion during April 2016, down 1% from last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Chicken & Eggs” report. Production included 7.10 billion table eggs and 1.11 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 93 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during April 2016 averaged 361 million, down slightly from last year. April egg production per 100 layers was 2,273 eggs, down 1%from April 2015.


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