New York farms produced 149.3 million eggs in October, up 0.6 percent from 148.4 million eggs in the year-prior month, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.
The number of layers in the Empire State averaged more than 5.75 million in October, up 0.5 percent from nearly 5.73 million in the year-ago month. October egg production per 100 layers edged up to 2,595 eggs from 2,592 eggs in October 2021.
In neighboring Pennsylvania, egg production was nearly unchanged at
674.5 million eggs in October, compared to 674.8 million eggs a year earlier.
U.S. egg production totaled just over 9.13 billion eggs in October, off more than 3.5 percent from nearly 9.47 billion eggs a year before.