New York farms produced 149.9 million eggs in March, up 3 percent from 145.5 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 5.82 million in March, up 3.6 percent from 5.62 million layers a year prior. March egg production per 100 layers dropped 0.5 percent to 2,577 eggs from 2,591 eggs in March 2020.
In neighboring Pennsylvania, farms produced more than 780 million eggs during March, down 1.5 percent from almost 792 million eggs a year earlier.
U.S. egg production totaled nearly 9.54 billion eggs in March, virtually unchanged from national production in March 2020.