New York farms produced 136.9 million eggs in February, down 0.5 percent from 137.6 million eggs in the year-earlier period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.
The number of layers in the Empire State averaged 5.82 million in February, up 2.1 percent from 5.7 million layers a year prior. February egg production per 100 layers fell nearly 2.6 percent to 2,351 eggs from 2,413 eggs in February 2020.
In neighboring Pennsylvania, farms produced almost 703 million eggs during February, down 4.9 percent from 739 million a year ago.
U.S. egg production totaled just over 8.6 billion eggs in February, off 3.8 percent from almost 8.95 billion eggs produced in February 2020.