LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Table egg production, prices decline

Turkey market expected to give producers an incentive to expand production.

Table egg production during the first quarter of 2016 totaled 1.8 billion doz., a decline of 3% from the previous year, even with an additional day in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's May “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook” report.

The decline can mostly be attributed to the fact that the table egg flock averaged 3% smaller (298 million birds) during this period, but the average rate of lay for the table egg flock was also down fractionally, USDA said.

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