New York farms produced 143.7 million eggs in November, down 2.7 percent from 147.7 million eggs in the year-ago period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.
The number of layers in the Empire State averaged 5.74 million in November, a decline of 1.6 percent from 5.83 million in the same month in 2020. November egg production per 100 layers dipped 1.1 percent to 2,503 eggs from 2,532 eggs in November 2020.
In neighboring Pennsylvania, farms produced 779 million eggs in November, up nearly 6 percent from more than 737 million eggs a year earlier.
U.S. egg production totaled 9.37 billion eggs in November, up 0.5 percent from almost 9.33 billion eggs in November 2020.