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New York egg production dips in November

By Journal Staff


New York chicken farms produced 137.1 million eggs in November, down slightly from 137.4 million eggs in the year-ago period, the USDA recently reported.

The total number of layers in the Empire State averaged 5.42 million in November, down more than 1 percent from 5.5 million in November 2016.

New York egg production per 100 layers totaled 2,528 eggs in November, up over 1 percent from 2,498 eggs a year prior.

In neighboring Pennsylvania, farms produced 692.4 million eggs in November, up almost 3 percent from a year earlier, the USDA reported.

Nationally, U.S. farms produced nearly 8.72 billion eggs in November, slightly higher than in the year-ago month.

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